DENVER
07/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Western Slope Furious Over Water Study That Shows Front Range With Greater Economic Value

An economic study that said the Front Range generates 18 times the economic value that the Western Slope does from an acre-foot of water was called "inflammatory" Tuesday by Western Slope water users.

The reaction was harsh enough that a representative of Denver Water, one of the agencies that sought the study, said it seemed instead to undermine the main point the Front Range Water Council sought to illustrate: the interdependence of various regions in Colorado.

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