Feds plan to release water into Arkansas | SummitDaily.com

Feds plan to release water into Arkansas

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has reached an agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation that will give boaters an extra week on the Arkansas River.

According to Dawn Owens, spokeswoman for the DNR, the federal agency has agreed to release up to a total of 3,500 cubic feet per second from reservoirs whose water flows into the river, popular with rafters and kayakers.

“We’re thrilled to see that Coloradans will be able to enjoy the river for a little longer this summer,” said DNR Executive Director Greg Walcher, who submitted the request to the federal agency. “This deal will benefit both tourism and the environment.”

– Jane Stebbins

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