Water

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

11:29am

Thu March 21, 2013
Drought

Waiting For Colorado’s Drought To Improve? It’s Going To Be Awhile

The U.S. drought outlook shows much of Colorado will remain dry throughout the spring and summer, with little to no relief from the dry spell.
NOAA

4:37pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Drought

At Ag Day, Water Talk Just As Dominant As Agriculture Talk

The Colorado Agriculture Council teamed up with some of the state’s chefs for a ‘Farm to Fork’ cooking competition. Dishes included a range of in-state farming products like honey, wheat, buffalo and potatoes
Luke Runyon KUNC

Colorado officials touted the state's ability to grow food Tuesday for National Agriculture Day. Another topic captured just as much attention.

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