La Junta, CO) -- A group of southeast Colorado members who sit on the Southeast Colorado Water Conservancy District asked Otero County Commissioners to consider developing a governing body that will oversee some of the needs of an upcoming project. The project to deliver water from Pueblo east along highway 50 to the communities of Southeast Colorado is historically known as the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
The idea is that counties would assign a point person for any talks that would be necessary for completion of the project. The vision would be to have a contact person which could be a county attorney, and a second person who would be the point person on discussions on the authority and there would be one from each county. A meeting is planned with all participants on June 15th at Otero college at 9:30. Right now input is encouraged from all involved in the conduit project.
The project is expected to bring water through a conduit from Pueblo to Boone. It's set for construction by the end of 2022 or early 2023. The Southeast Colorado Water Conservancy district has already talked to Crowley County Commissioners early Monday. They will meet with Lamar on Tuesday and will be attending the Bent County Commissioners meeting Thursday to address the board.
Here's a little more on the project from the Southeast Colorado Water Conservancy District's website.