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Sen. Bennet, Sen. Gardner and Gov. Polis (expressed as Congressman)
“Fort Collins has worked closely with stakeholders through an inclusive process to develop a pragmatic approach to environmental protection and water supply development. This project was designed to align with the key elements of Colorado’s Water Plan, which provides water supply and environmental objectives that projects must address."
"The Halligan Reservoir project is an excellent project for developing long-term storage capacity and the projected unit cost of constructing an enlarged reservoir at that site is relatively low..."
“Failure to permit the enlargement of Halligan Reservoir will place financial burdens on NPIC. This is because the Halligan Dam is over 100 years old and will require expensive restoration or replacement in the near future. Unless Fort Collins enlarges Halligan dam, NPIC will take possession of it and will be required to bear the cost of these activities.”
State Rep. Arndt
“I am keenly aware of the need for responsible water projects that develop additional supplies while protecting and even enhancing the State’s fish, wildlife, and natural resources. Fort Collins’ proposal to enlarge Halligan Reservoir is a great example of such a project.”
“In addition to securing much need storage for Fort Collins, the Halligan Reservoir enlargement provides a net benefit to the aquatic ecosystem. The project will significantly and permanently improve flows within a 22 mile stretch of the North Fork of the Poudre River. This river segment historically suffers from extremely low flows during much of the year, leading to poor environmental conditions for fish and wildlife along its course. Through the Halligan Reservoir enlargement, minimum flows will rise, dry reaches will be eliminated, and fish passage will be improved.”