January 28, 2023

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South Platte River Surfers Want Updated Colorado Water Plan to Go With the Flow

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People who use the South Platte River for recreation, particularly river surfers, are hoping the next iteration of the Colorado Water Plan will include stronger language about the importance of recreation on the river.

An updated version of the plan originally developed in 2015 during the John Hickenlooper administration will take effect in 2023, and the public can currently weigh in on the Colorado Department of Natural Resources draft. David Riordon, an avid river surfer in Denver, says he was pleasantly surprised that the draft indicated a positive approach to recreation, but hopes there will be more specifics regarding the use of the South Platte in the final document.

While Riordon recognizes that the plan must tackle big issues across the state, he points out that river surfers…

Catie Cheshire

2022-09-06 11:25:00

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