October 12, 2012
Green River Under Threat from Colorado Developer
By Tim Romano
Last week I posted around 30 images from a photo shoot out on the Green River, just over the Colorado state line in Utah. The Sportsmen's Conservation Project hired me to document the A, B, and C sections of this river by floating for three days and camping for two nights. It was an amazing trip in what has to be one of the most beautiful settings for a trout river in all of North America.
Unfortunately, the Green River is under serious threat from Aaron Million, a Colorado developer who wants "to take 81 billion gallons of water each year out of the Green River and Flaming Gorge, and pump it 560 miles to the Front Range of Colorado. That’s 250,000 acre-feet per year."
If this amount of water is taken from the basin, it would have seriously negative impacts affecting local communities, fish and game habitats, and the taxpayers of three states. All for one man to make a pile of money and waste a bunch of water in the process...
I added 35 more photographs to the slideshow this week. Enjoy the images. For more on the issues at hand and what can be done to help stop the proposal visit ourdamwater.org.