July 13, 2008--Surface irrigation rules moving toward a solution (Pueblo Chieftain)

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. For farmers, with long memories of more than 100 years of disputes with Kansas that led to the Arkansas River Compact and a subsequent lawsuit, the rules and their cost seem like more stumbling blocks toward improving efficiency, and therefore competitiveness, of their farms. 

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