The Coloradoan reported today that, “after hearing dozens of public comments, and having their email inboxes flooded with input, the council voted 6-1 late Tuesday night to take a place at the table with the Northern Water Conservancy District, the lead proponent of NISP and representative of 15 backers of the project.”
The proposed project would include two new reservoirs, including one fueled by the Poudre River near the mouth of the Poudre Canyon, which will significantly impact water flow through the city of Fort Collins.
An advocacy group, Save the Poudre, conducted an opinion poll, via 556 automated phone calls, and found an overwhelming amount of opposition to the project among city voters.
About 50 of the 60 people who spoke at the city council meeting were opposed to the changes and concerned about the impact of adding additional dams to the Poudre River.
Read more about the project and public opinion on the Coloradoan website.