BASALT, Colo. (AP) - Opposition is mounting over Pitkin County's efforts to obtain a water right for a kayak park on the Roaring Fork River in Basalt.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board, two major upstream diverters and three billionaires with property near Aspen have filed opposition to the plan.
The county is seeking the right to run large volumes of water over two rock and concrete structures it plans to build in the river.
According to the Aspen Daily News (http://tinyurl.com/a4fxyef ), the county could demand that holders of junior water rights stop diverting water and instead send the water downstream to the kayak park.
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