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Town Council Resolution 41 1983TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 41 SERIES OF 1983 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE RUEDI RESERVOIR WATER MARKETING PROGRAM. WHEREAS, the United States Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Missouri Basin Regional Office has issued an "Environmental Assessment of Water Marketing Program for Ruedi Reservoir, Colorado," dated March 7, 1983 (hereafter Environmental Assessment); and WHEREAS, the selection of a preferred water marketing alternative for Ruedi Reservoir based, in part, on the Environmental Assessment will significantly affect the recreational, hydroelectric power, and water supply interests of Snowmass Village, Colorado. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado: Section One. a. That the preferred water marketing alternative for Ruedi Reservoir be selected as set forth in the attached comments, and more specifically b. That alternatives 4 and 5 in the Environmental Assessment, which assume a futile "paper limit" on the capacity of Ruedi Reservoir be eliminated from further consideration, and C. That the development of a peak load hydroelectric power plant at Ruedi Reservoir is not a viable alternative because it is not cost effective, and will have an extreme, adverse impact on the fishery in the Fryingpan River below Ruedi Reservoir, and d. That a "winter release rule" which improves winter fishflows, hydroelectric power, and flood control, be included in the preferred alternative, and e. That the maximum water sale alternatives 2 and 3 not be preferred because they invite subsidized water sales, may be inconsistent with the Operating Principles for the Fryingpan Arkansas Project, House Document No. 130, 87th Congress, and will greatly damage the recreational economy centered around Ruedi Reservoir, and f. That the level and type of fair market water sales necessary for meeting the repayment obligations on Ruedi Reservoir be publicly disclosed and considered in selecting a preferred alternative, and g. That alternatives 6-10, in which the use of Ruedi Reservoir is balanced among water sales, on -reservoir recreation, fishflows in the Fryingpan River below Ruedi Reservoir, and run -of -the reservoir hydroelectric power, be preferred h. That alternative 6 is the best balanced use of Ruedi Reservoir with a high, consistent level of water sales, the best fishflows, an acceptable risk to on -reservoir recreation, and relatively good hydroelectric power potential. INTRODUCED, READ AND ADOPTED by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado on the 16th day of May , 1983, by a vote of 5 to 0 Mayor Tippett and Councilmember Bedford were absent. TO F ASS VILLAGE, COLORADO John Francis, Mayor Pro Tem ATTEST: 5j -qDad Susan S. Hansen, Town—Clerk