Trinchera Blanca Foundation supports Mountain Home Reservoir project
Credit: Valley Courier
FORT GARLAND – The Fort Garland Revitalization Committee (FGRC) has received $35,000 from The Trinchera Blanca Foundation to help The Trinchera Irrigation Company (TIC) preserve water in Mountain Home Reservoir during its planned upgrade, allowing county residents to continue fishing, camping and boating as work on the reservoir proceeds.
Only two percent of Costilla County is public land, and accessible outdoor recreation opportunities are limited. To address that shortfall, Colorado Parks and Wildlife maintains a conservation pool of 653 acre-feet at Mountain Home Reservoir, stocking the reservoir with rainbow trout on a regular basis.
Earlier this year, TIC had proposed a rehabilitation that normally would require significant drainage of the reservoir, seriously impacting fishing and recreational benefits and TIC’s normal water storage and distribution operations. As an organization focused on enhancing overall quality of life through revitalization and outreach programs, FGRC was determined to work with TIC to find a way to keep this popular outdoor spot accessible to residents and tourist during the upgrade.
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