From the Sterling Journal-Advocate (Callie Jones):
“We have a real big desire at the Lower South Platte (Water Conservancy District) to educate the community, and we like to start with the younger kids, about the importance of water,” said Rick Fleharty, district technician for LSPWCD, about the purpose of the Water Festival. He said they want to educate the students about the importance of water for farming and conservation for the environment. “We just have a great desire to make sure people understand how precious water is, particularly here on the plains where we don’t have an abundance of it,” Fleharty said.
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