Supporters of a large, proposed water storage project in northern Colorado staged what was billed as a jobs and economy rally in Loveland Thursday.
Colorado Republican Congressman Cory Gardner was among the speakers. He said says the Northern Integrated Supply Project, or NISP, would be a boost to the economy of northeastern Colorado.
"We have to recognize that jobs and economic development across this state, are tied to our ability to store and deliver, clean, affordable water," Gardner said.
Colorado water officials say reservoir levels across the state are strong, but the next few months will determine how much water is available for the spring and early irrigation season.