WHEREAS a water project has been proposed in Union Park to divert water from the Upper Gunnison River basin to Front Range water basins; and
WHEREAS the water court has consistently ruled that a sufficient amount of unappropriated water does not exist to support this project, and such a project could jeopardize existing water rights and downstream needs;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that CLUB 20 opposes any Union Park water project, or any other proposed trans-mountain diversion project in the Upper Gunnison Basin unless there is evidence that adequate water supplies exist to support such a project without injuring existing water rights.
Adopted March 3, 1993
Amended September 9, 2005
Renewed September 7, 2012
Renewed September 8, 2017