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SNEAK PEEK:

A load of salt: Options for treating salinity in the Dolores River raise some concerns
By Gail Binkly

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the comment period for a draft environmental impact statement regarding continuing treatment of salinity in the Lower Dolores River.

The San Juan Citizens Alliance, an environmental nonprofit based in Durango, is raising concern about the alternatives the BOR is offering, including one alternative that would place a new injection well in a wild and remote site near Bedrock, Colo.

“Needless to say, the impacts to the wild character of the Dolores River would be devastating,” the SJCA states on its website.

Comments are now being taken through Feb. 19. The deadline had been Feb. 4.

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