Estes Park may lease water to oil and gas industry
The Platte River board must also vote on the matter, which is scheduled to take place May 31.
Platte River has an average of 1,606 acre-feet per year of surplus water, according to Estes Park town documents.
The oil and gas industry has become a bigger user of water since the rise of hydraulic fracturing.
Platte River Power Authority generates and delivers electricity to its owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland.
More breaking news...
Area business leaders back Hickenlooper's re-election
The move is part of a rebranding effort for
Ten companies in region received VC in 2Q
Boulder-based Orbotix Inc.,
Regional unemployment rates outperform state
Halliburton to discuss 2Q results July 21