Economic and Financial Impacts of the Proposed Flaming Gorge Pipeline

A study of the economics behind the proposed Flaming Gorge pipeline, commissioned by WRA, reveals that it would produce the most expensive water ever seen in Colorado. But the costs of this project aren’t only limited to paying at the tap. The region from where the water will be taken will suffer a multi-million dollar economic hit to its recreation economy, and the entire state of Colorado will bear added risks because of the project. The report finds Flaming Gorge water would cost up to $4,700 per acre-foot per year, compared to several other proposed projects expected to cost less than $700 per acre-foot per year.

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