The City of Thornton is claiming their right to take Poudre River water for their growing population. At question is whether they will take the water out of the river above Fort Collins or below Fort Collins. If they take it out above town, the river through Fort Collins and recreational opportunities will suffer. If they take it out below town, it will be more expensive to bring the water to drinking water standards. I suggest that the two cities partner to keep the Poudre River clean so that Fort Collins can have our river and Thornton can get clean water.
(Please excuse the shirt. It was a long night!)