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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) -- A Fort Collins entrepreneur is proposing a 400-mile, four (b) billion-dollar pipeline from Flaming Gorge Reservoir on the Utah-Wyoming border to the Colorado's rapidly growing Front Range.
Aaron Million says the pipeline would be privately financed but eventually turned over to a public water authority, supplying water for growing needs in Colorado.
He says it's to take water from the largest underutilized river in the West to benefit cities, agriculture and the environment on the Front Range.
Million says his background in agriculture and concern for the environment make the premise for this water project different from other projects that have been shot down or delayed in recent years. Most importantly, it will provide a new source of water and storage for the state.
He says he has honed the project's premise for three years and confidentially briefed federal, state and municipal water officials about the project. This week he says he decided to take it public with a story in Colorado Biz magazine.
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