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Grants available for water projects

Daily News staff report

The Colorado River Water Conservation District’s grant program recently announced the availability of grants for water resource projects for 2004.

Through the grant program, the Colorado River Conservation District annually disburses money to worthy projects that apply for assistance from within the District’s 15 western Colorado counties, including Summit County.

For the coming year, $150,000 is available. 

To be considered, projects must address the following categories: development of a new water supply; improvement of an existing water supply system; improvement of in-stream water quality; measures that promote water- use efficiency; sediment reduction; implementation of watershed management actions; and tamarisk control measures.

For 2003, 64 applicants submitted requests for more than $663,000 worth of funding.

The program is funded from River District investment interest, which allows it to continue indefinitely.

Applications and additional information on the grant program are available online at


To have materials mailed, call (970) 945-8522 or e-mail your request to

Completed applications must be received by Jan. 30.  

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