Fort Lyon Canal

March 22, 2015--Colorado farm sales raise water worries (Albuquerque Journal)

Farmers on the Fort Lyon Canal are worried about their water supplies following news that 14,600 acres of farms on the Fort Lyon Canal are being sold, with the price of some land going up to $3,600 an acre. Farmers say that makes it too costly to use the land for growing corn and hay. Pure Cycle Corp.


November 19, 2009--Super Ditch announces first water leasing deal struck (La Junta Democrat)

John Schweizer, chairman of the Super Ditch consortium, announced Wednesday the group has worked out an agreement with Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority to lease 2,000 acre feet of water to seven Colorado Springs-area entities. The leasing of irrigation water rights held by farmers working under seven canal companies in Southeastern Colorado would begin in 2011, Schweizer said.


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 7, 2008--State groups want Tri-State water case dismissed (Pueblo Chieftain)

Environmental groups have asked a judge to dismiss a water court application by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association for a power plant it plans to build at Holly.


March 19, 2008--Changes pondered for ag rules (Pueblo Chieftain)

Changes to proposed agriculture efficiency rules have been discussed during recent meetings between farmers and the Colorado Division of Water Resources, but a new set of rules has not been written, Water Division 2 Engineer Steve Witte said Wednesday. “There’s no other version of the rules,” Witte said.


March 13, 2008--Progress seen in agricultural efficiency rules (Pueblo Chieftain)

Irrigators say progress is being made in meetings with state officials over proposed surface irrigation efficiency rules. Others have reached an understanding with the state on the need for the rules, if not the final form they will take.


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