The Front Range Urban corridor along the Rocky Mountains, home to over 4 million people, is a semi-arid climate providing little water for the nearby urban complexes, including the greater Denver area. But the economic success of these urban complexes has fueled an ever-maddening search for water supply.
When risks are taken, always they are backed with tax-payer dollars. And everything is risked: the security of the existing water reserves, the natural habitats that attracted residents to the Front Range in the first place, hundreds of millions of dollars of public funds, even the health of the entire citizenry. Nothing is sacred. Not even the plutonium laden soils of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.