Flood Irrigation

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.


September 22, 2009--Ag rules near court; farmers unhappy (Pueblo Chieftain)

While the state expects to file irrigation consumption rules in Division 2 Water Court by Sept. 30, farmers are still not happy with the results. “You do not have consensus on filing these rules the way they are,” said Dan Henrichs, speaking for the Arkansas Valley Ditch Association. “We fully recognize that,” replied State Engineer Dick Wolfe.

August 27, 2009--Grant funds used to reduce salinity (Montrose Daily Press)

A Crawford irrigation company received a $5.3 million grant from the Bureau of Reclamation to reduce salinity in the Colorado River. Grandview Canal & Irrigation Company will use the grant to pipe nearly five miles of the Grandview Canal and five miles of associated irrigation laterals located near Crawford.

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