Agriculture Dryup

March 18, 2013--Colorado's water future relies on several factors (Fort Morgan Times)

Colorado leaders are planning the future of water, and Gov. John Hickenlooper's special water advisor, John Stulp, came to Morgan Community College Thursday to talk about it. He was part of a water forum hosted by the Colorado Livestock Association at Morgan Community College.

March 16, 2013--Supreme court justice explains history of water law (Fort Morgan Times)

In the 1970s, agriculture used 93 percent of Colorado's water -- but today it only uses 86 percent. That shows how much water has been transferred to municipal and industrial use over the past 40 years, said Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs during a water forum sponsored by the Colorado Livestock Association at Morgan Community College Thursday.

March 15, 2013--Is irrigation efficiency the answer to Western water woes? (Grand Junction Free Press)

Agriculture accounts for over 85% of water use in Colorado. As our region's long-term supply and demand balance looks more and more out of balance, lots of people are eyeing that water: for urban supplies, for healthier rivers, and for better river-based recreation.

November 1, 2011--CSU professor: Taking water from agriculture the last thing urban residents want (Windsor Now)

Speaking to a room of people who follow water issues closely, James Pritchett threw out a piece of information about water in the West that came as a pleasant surprise to most, if not all, who attended the Weld County Farmers Union’s annual meeting last week.

September 21, 2011--Water, water nowhere? (Telluride Watch)

By some models, the Front Range of Colorado will drink 350 billion more gallons of water each year by 2050 than it already does. Three hundred and fifty billion. Colorado’s population is expected to double in that time, with a bulk of that concentrated along the I-25 Corridor. Where will all that water come from?

May 26, 2011--Water: Colorado West Slope basin roundtables to meet (Summit Citizens)

Big picture water issues, including the  Colorado River Cooperative Agreement, water banking and the Flaming Gorge pipeline proposal, will be on the table May 26 at the Colorado Basin roundtable meeting in Grand Junction.

April 12, 2011--Governors explore ways to share water (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado’s efforts to share water resources to avoid drying up farmland are highlighted in a report being considered by the Western States Water Council, a policy arm of 18 Western governors.

March 13, 2011--Colorado farmland goes dry as suburbs secure water supplies (Denver Post)

Colorado farmers still own more than 80 percent of water flowing in the state, but control is rapidly passing from them as growing suburbs move to secure supplies for the

March 5, 2011--Rural towns see populations shrink (Boulder Daily Camera)

HUGO -- This agricultural outpost on eastern Colorado`s high plains is slowly vanishing -- a fact of which Mayor Patsie Smith was painfully aware before the arrival of new Census data. The 2010 Census shows Hugo lost 17 percent of its population -- or 155 people -- over the past decade. It now has just 730 residents.

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