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High Line Canal
The hottest topic during last week’s congressional town hall meetings at Lamar and Rocky Ford was something Congress has no control over.
A committee studying how to make water transfers work better for all involved has completed about two years of work and will ask the Arkansas Basin Roundtable to approve its report next month.
Agricultural improvements now present a tiny problem, in terms of satisfying Kansas demands for Arkansas River water, but could become as significant as well pumping in terms of depletion.
From the state’s point of view, pending rules for Arkansas River basin surface irrigators who improve their systems by installing sprinklers are primarily aimed at preventing depletions to Kansas.
The Pueblo Board of Water Works will leave a little of its water on the West Slope this year because water conditions in the Arkansas River basin are expected to be bountiful. Diversions from the Columbine, Wurtz and Busk-Ivanhoe systems will be curtailed this year, Water Resources Specialist Alan Ward told the water board this week.
The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District purchased a 55-acre farm on the High Line Canal in Pueblo County and added three conservation easements to its portfolio of water investments Wednesday. The district will pay $180,000 for the farm, with the intention of keeping the land in agriculture, said General Manager Jay Winner. The farm comes with six shares of High Line Canal water.