Although the company has walked away, it has left open the possibility to return for the water rights in the future. Shell was seeking a conditional water right to take roughly 8% of the Yampa’s water flow during April-June and pump it into a new reservoir holding about 15 billion gallons of Yampa water. This diversion would have taken place along a four-mile stretch of class IV and V rapids upstream from Dinosaur National Monument.
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