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Protect Flows at the New Fort Collins Whitewater Park (CO)

Posted: 08/11/2020
By: Evan Stafford

Take action to protect instream flows in the Poudre! The Larimer County Commissioners are reviewing the 1041 permit for the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) and accepting public comment right now. NISP will remove peak flows from the Poudre River for the next 20-30 years at the mouth of the Poudre Canyon, and disrupt invaluable ecological and recreational resources like the Poudre River Whitewater Park. In late 2019, the City of Fort Collins officially opened the Whitewater Park, and since then hundreds of people a day can be seen paddling and enjoying the access to the river the whitewater park provides. If NISP is approved, this brand new and highly popular recreational area will be rendered nearly useless for boaters, and would reduce the appeal of visiting the river district in general.

Use this easy action form to let the Larimer County Commissioners know that they should vote to reject this permit and work towards a plan that protects recreational flows through the County. 

**If you live in Larimer County, you should also consider providing testimony on this issue at the August 24th County Commissioners meeting. Thank you!

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