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The Colorado River District, which includes the Roller Dam on Interstate 70, covers 15 counties and works to conserve, protect and develop water in the Colorado River Basin in western Colorado.

As the Colorado River District looks to quickly put newly approved tax revenues to work on Western Slope projects, an implementation plan offers some examples of the kind of work it expects to pursue, though its spending plans aren’t set in stone.

Voters in the 15-county district overwhelmingly OK’d raising the district’s property tax rate to 0.5 mills, about double what it is now, with the latest unofficial results showing about 72 percent in favor and 28 percent opposed. The measure is projected to increase the district’s annual revenue by nearly $5 million next year and cost $1.90 per $100,000 in residential property value.