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Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District No. 1 agrees to contracts for water rights along the Holbrook Canal

June 14, 2010

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The Board of Directors of the Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District No. 1 today completed contracts for additional water rights along the Lower Arkansas River.

The district's board approved seven contracts for Holbrook Canal water, representing approximately 800 acre feet of water. This will be added to the 46.6 shares of Rocky Ford Highline that were put under contract by the board during previous meetings.

Woodmoor continues to fill in the pieces of its Renewable Water Plan to move the district away from dependence on Denver Basin aquifer water. On Dec. 30, 2009, Woodmoor filed in Water Court an application for approval of a plan to move water upstream from the lower Arkansas River to the district service area via exchange through a system of storage facilities. At its last meeting, the district contracted for a portion of the Stonewall Springs Reservoir site near Pueblo.

This plan will eventually replace the district's current reliance on Denver Basin aquifers for most of its water. These aquifers for decades have provided plenty of water, but now far too many communities along the Front Range are draining this resource.