Agriculture Transfers

November 21, 2011--Judge voices support for big California water pact (Denver Post)

A state appeals judge on Monday strongly defended a landmark agreement on how Southern California gets its water, casting aside arguments that the pact should be scrapped because the state essentially wrote a blank check to save a dying lake. Justice Ronald Robie noted that the agreement addressed disputes that have long defied easy answers. "It's a question of finding a proper

March 13, 2011--Colorado farmland goes dry as suburbs secure water supplies (Denver Post)

Colorado farmers still own more than 80 percent of water flowing in the state, but control is rapidly passing from them as growing suburbs move to secure supplies for the


January 16, 2011--Dying lake is straining Colorado River pact (Durango Herald)

The evaporating Salton Sea is the flashpoint for the latest dispute in California’s water wars, testing an uneasy alliance of farmers and city dwellers that has sought to wean the Golden State from overreliance on Colorado River water. Under heavy pressure from the federal government, Cali


December 4, 2010--Report explores statewide plan for water supply (Cortez Journal)

Colorado must build expensive new reservoirs and impose strict statewide water conservation laws if it hopes to avoid the destruction of its farm and ranch economy, a high-level group of water officials told Gov. Bill Ritter on Wednesday.


January 16, 2010--Basin report unveils range of concerns (Pueblo Chieftain)

A new report by the Arkansas Basin Roundtable summarizing the first four years of its work sparked comments this week from roundtable members. On one hand, most all are pleased with the work so far.


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