Water

7:16am

Wed April 17, 2013
Environment

Colorado River Named "Most Endangered"

Irrigation pipes deliver Colorado River water to Mesa Park Vineyards in Palisade
Mesa Park Vineyards

2:22pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Environment

UPDATED: Farmers In "Really Bad Shape" As Water Supplies Tighten

Reservoirs within the Colorado-Big Thompson water distribution and storage project are only about half full, with little chance to see levels rise in the coming months.
Credit Northern Water Conservancy District

Update 4/12/13: The Northern Water board decided Friday to provide water users with a 60 percent quota, about 10 percent less than is usually allotted. 

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5:30am

Fri April 5, 2013
Agriculture

Colorado Farmers Scramble To Find Irrigation Water

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Let's go now to the Great Plains, where farmers are preparing for what could be a tough growing season. They are scrambling to find irrigation water, which is scarce in the midst of the region's persistent drought. In eastern Colorado, thirsty cities have gobbled up water rights for decades, selling what they don't need back to farmers.

As Luke Runyon from member station KUNC reports, the agreement only works when water is plentiful.

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6:00am

Wed April 3, 2013
Environment

When It Comes to Water Restrictions Cities Use More Carrots, Less Sticks

Robert S. Donovan Creative Commons

Denver and Fort Collins have started mandatory watering restrictions response to persistent drought conditions. Greeley and Colorado Springs are expected to follow suit. Residents who violate the law could be fined as much as $1,000.

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4:09pm

Tue March 26, 2013

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