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We concur that the assistance provided by technical expert like those found in Mr. Hirsch is invaluable towards improving the condition of the watershed. While the resources are available do not enable a full-time commitment, CDOT will remain involved with this Study Group and will invest the resources where it is able to, towards the goals of the Study Group.
We very much appreciate your concerns, and look forward to a continued, positive relationship as we collectively address the issues affecting Black Gore Creek.
Matthew Reay, Regional Transportation Director
Colorado Department of Transportation Region 1