Lawn Limitations

June 10, 2015--Developing Colorado with water conservation in mind (KRCC)

Colorado has experienced massive population growth in the last few years, and that trend is projected to continue. State Demographer Elizabeth Garner says the population of Colorado is forecast to grow by more than 2 million by 2040 to approximately 7.8 million people.

October 7, 2014--Turf wars cartoon (Water Information Program)

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September 16, 2014--Can we find 1 equitable water policy? (Durango Herald)

Agricultural dry-up is an ominous phrase, but it’s reality on the Front Range as farmers sell water rights to satisfy unquenchable urban sprawl. It won’t be enough. Population predictions show Colorado doubling to 10 million residents in 50 years, mostly on the Front Range.

September 12, 2014--Conservation, urban interests clash at water board meeting (Post Independent)

The importance of green lawns to maintain quality of life and urban home values was heard alongside that of maintaining river flows for the Western Slope’s recreation-based economy in comments to the Colorado Water Conservation Board Thursday.

August 26, 2014--In Colorado, conversation about lawn water use begins (KUNC)

As Colorado plans for a future with more people and less water, some in the world of water are turning to the problem of lawns. In the 2014 legislative session, state senator Ellen Roberts (R-Durango) introduced a bill that would limit lawns in new developments if they took water from farms.

February 21, 2014--Colorado lawmakers back off plan to conserve water by limiting lawn size for new developments (AP)

Colorado lawmakers on Friday backed off a plan to conserve water by limiting the size of lawns in new developments, avoiding a clash between developers and environmentalists as the state tries to deal with limited water and a booming population. Sen.

February 7, 2014--Ellen Roberts’ bill to limit lawn size gains traction (Durango Herald)

An idea crafted in Durango to save water by limiting the size of suburban lawns survived its first test Thursday. The bill, dreamed up by local water engineer Steve Harris, has grabbed the attention of homebuilders, local governments, water suppliers and farm advocates.

January 26, 2014--High desert turf wars (Durango Herald)

Probably no other plant can inspire more passion here in the West than the humble blade of grass. For many homeowners, a patch of lawn is a private sanctuary, a place to go barefoot and let the kids run. And to people like Steve Harris, a Durango water engineer, every new blade of grass represents a drop of water that once was used to water crops.

West Slope Wants to Limit Front Range Lawns

When the Legislature’s 2014 session opens on January 8th some Colorado lawmakers want to make new Front Range suburban lawns smaller as a way to prevent cities from siphoning agricultural and west slope water. State Sen.

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