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Apr 18, 2013 7:43 AM by JD Downing

Public review for ski area water rights

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is reviewing ski area water rights on public land.

The National Ski Areas Association met with the agency this week and offered several options that would limit the need for the Forest Service to take ownership of water rights used on public land.

According to the Denver Post, the association's options would require ski areas to prove sufficient water is available for every new project and any ski area sale would include options to sell water rights to the buyer, the local community or the Forest Service.

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