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Additional Water Proposals

WALSENBURG, CO, May 9, 2016: The Huerfano County Water Conservancy District has announced it is accepting proposals from decreed water users along the Huerfano River and its tributaries for the lease of additional water supplies available during the 2016 irrigation season.

In addition to commitments under its 2016 Substitute Water Supply Plan, HCWCD expects to have an additional 20 acre-feet of water during summer irrigation season.

The additional water is projected to be available for diversion at the headgates of decreed water rights users in the Huerfano River basin as a supplemental source of water. The leased additional water must be taken on a monthly basis if and when available from HCWCD under its SWSP.

Proposals must include: the quantity desired, the bid price per acre-foot, the location of the point of diversion with an accurate means of measurement, the type of use, and the monthly delivery schedule requested. At its May 23, 2016 monthly meeting, which is open to the public, the HCWCD board will consider submitted proposals in the order they were received, with a final deadline for proposals of May 26, 2016.

Consideration will be given to the bid price, the location and type of use, the timing of the proposed deliveries, and the condition of the measurement flume.

For complete information, see the legal ad in this issue. Contact Carol Dunn, District Administrator, with questions: 719-742-5581.

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