Animas La Plata

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 It has finally happened!  Billed as the last, great, southwestern water project, the Animas-La Plata Project, or Lake Nighthorse, is full.  Now Native American water rights, promised so long ago, can be satisfied.
     ;     ;  But, recently a new problem has popped up with the newly filled reservoir.  With the recession, no one can afford to run it!  So, administration of the reservoir is being passed around between the federal government, the state, the county and the city of Durango like a hot potato. Squabbling has erupted over whether or not recreational watercraft (and what sort) should be allowed.  No one seems to be paying much attention to the fact that the family who donated the majority of the property for the project, did so with the caveat that the lake and land be designated as a wilderness area.  And away we go…any thoughts?

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