State’s two halves try to reconcile competing interests in Shoshone

The Shoshone hydroelectric power plant generates 14 megawatts of electricity from water that is diverted from the Colorado River to spin its turbines. It then is returned to the main channel. The plant’s water right ensures that the river flows to, and through, Glenwood Canyon.



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The Shoshone hydroelectric power plant generates 14 megawatts of electricity from water that is diverted from the Colorado River to spin its turbines. It then is returned to the main channel. The plant’s water right ensures that the river flows to, and through, Glenwood Canyon.

The Shoshone hydroelectric power plant in Glenwood Canyon is the Holy Grail of water politics in the Colorado River Basin, one that Western Slope water interests have a sliver of hope of…




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