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Thirsty Cities, Dry Farms: Part One

Megan Verlee
Empty irrigation equipment in Crowley County.

Every time someone in a Front Range city turns on the tap, the water flowing out has a history.  Much of it used to go to irrigate thriving farms and support communities on the Eastern Plains.  As cities flourish, parts of rural Colorado are drying up.  Colorado Public Radio’s Megan Verlee has the first of two reports on how people are trying to change that story.

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