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Colorado Payments for Water by the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, Initiative 16 (1998)

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Colorado Amendment 16, also known as the Payments for Water by the Rio Grande Water Conservation District Act, was on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated, with 24.1% of voters in favor.Defeatedd

Election results

Amendment 16
Defeatedd No931,56675.8%
Yes 297,872 24.2%

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The language that appeared on the ballot:

An amendment to the Colorado Constitution requiring the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, which is located in whole or in part in Conejos, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Mineral, and Saguache counties, to pay fees for all water that has been, is being, or will in the future be pumped from aquifers underlying state trust lands for purposes of the "Closed Basin Project," and, in connection therewith, setting such fees at thirty dollars per acre-foot, payable to the state's public school fund, and ten dollars per acre-foot, payable to the school districts in Water Division 3.

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