Greeley Water

5:00am

Tue August 26, 2014
Water

In Colorado, Conversation About Lawn Water Use Begins

Colorado water experts are discussing how much water should be used for watering new lawns.
Robert Couse-Baker Flickr-Creative Commons

As Colorado plans for a future with more people and less water, some in the world of water are turning to the problem of lawns.

In the 2014 legislative session, state senator Ellen Roberts (R-Durango) introduced a bill [.pdf] that would limit lawns in new developments if they took water from farms.  Although the bill was changed dramatically before it passed, that proposal opened up a statewide conservation about how water from agriculture and the Western Slope is used – particularly when it is growing Front Range grass.

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5:00am

Mon March 31, 2014

10:37am

Fri October 11, 2013

8:54am

Thu April 4, 2013
Agriculture

Thirsty Cities Drain Colorado Farm Land

Fourth generation farmer Kent Peppler will have a hard time securing irrigation water this year. The ongoing drought has forced cities to hold on to their supplies, leaving farmers like Peppler to fallow some of his fields in Mead, Colorado.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Farmers throughout the Great Plains are preparing for what could be a tough growing season. They’re in a tight spot with irrigation water, due to the region’s persistent drought.

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4:56pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Politics

Bennet Presses House For Poudre River Restoration Funding

The Poudre River during the High Park Fire.

During a visit to the Greeley Bellvue Water Treatment Plant, Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet urged the US House of Representatives to fund $120 million for Emergency Watershed Protection. 

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