Dutchman Creek

Letter of Support for Dutchman Creek
Dear Colorado Water Conservation Board Members,

As citizens of the Upper Gunnison River Basin we support High Country Conservation Advocates recommendation that the Colorado Water Conservation Board appropriate an instream flow on Dutchman Creek, Water Division 4, to preserve the natural environment of Dutchman Creek. The health of this creek is important to the overall well-being of our local, ecology and recreation-based economy.

The proposed instream flow will protect a fishery and riparian area that currently does not have an instream flow protection. Colorado state policy states that “the wildlife and their environment are to be protected, preserved, enhanced, and managed for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the people of this state and its visitors…” This instream flow would further this important policy, as our businesses, community, and livelihoods are reliant on a healthy Dutchman Creek.

Thank you for supporting healthy rivers and streams in the Gunnison Basin.