February 3, 2009--Ag water transfer solutions begin to surface (Pueblo Chieftain)

Moving water that once grew crops to support mushrooming subdivisions has vexed Colorado for decades. Farm water comprises about 85 percent of the state’s total supply, but is being slowly converted to municipal use as population grows. Since the 2002 drought, the state has been trying to find ways to avoid drying up even more agricultural ground. All of the talk is slowly precipitating into some sort of action, as the state funds studies of how to move ag water to cities and water groups try to craft guidelines that allow water to be shared without gutting rural communities.

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