Destroying an ecosystem. A better way?
I own a home that is along the North Fork of the Colorado River in Grand Lake, Colorado. I have lived there for over 20 years.
During the week of July 15th, the river was drawn down to the point that any progress toward creating a viable river ecosystem was completely destroyed.
I understand that water rights on this river can be executed by the owners of those rights. But, to see such a drastic draw down to the point that the river ecosystem is destroyed - is disheartening and I feel - unnecessary!
Why can't the execution of the water rights along this river be coordinated, so that the river does not have to suffer such drastic loss of flow all at one time - and suffer the resulting impact on the the total river ecosystem?