The Colorado Front Range, where I live, is a semi-arid environment, which puts us one step above a desert. That means that the only way we can have cities here or have any kind of agriculture is by using dams to create reservoirs. Water rights are a BIG deal here, for years the Front Range has been struggling to provide adequate water to feed it’s growing population.
One of the most recent, ambitious projects is the Glade Reservoir. The proposal is to dam a valley north of Fort Collins and pump water from the Poudre into it.
There is, of course, a group of environmentalists fighting this project and their slogan has become “Save the Poudre”.
I was driving recently and I saw a sticker on a pickup truck (probably belonging to a farmer) that read like this:
Save the Poudre
Store it in the Glade
I laughed for 10 minutes
For more information on the project look at The Truth About Glade Reservoir and the Poudre River