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December 17, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Durango Rec Water Case Hits Stumbling Block
(2007-11-07)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: Final court approval of a settlement in Durango's recrational water rights case has been delayed.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: Attorneys for parties involved in the Durango Recreational Water Rights case appeared Wednesday before water court Judge Gregory Lymon.
The plan was to submit documents that would settle the litigation which began when the city filed for the water right in February 2006, and two additional cases filed in response.
Those documents were't filed, though because they've yet to be approved by the U.S. Government which could take up to two weeks, pushing the matter closer to a scheduled January 7th trial.
Durango Interim City Manager Jack Rogers says he's not overly concerned about the delay or the U.S. Government approvals.
He says the settlement will basically give the city the water rights it initially sought for development of a water recreation park, between 185 cubic feet per second in the winter months and 14-hundred cfs during two weeks in the summer.
ROGERS: THOSE FLOWS HAVE BEEN AGREED UPON BY ALL PARTIES. THERE ARE PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS THEN THERE'S FUNDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION SO IT WOULD BE AT LEAST TWO YEARS BEFORE THE PARK WOULD BE IN PLACE.
Judge Lymon scheduled a status hearing on the case for November 30th but could rule before then to accept the settlements.
LaPlata County Commissioners and Durango City Councilors approved the settlement on Tuesday.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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