The Arkansas Basin roundtable forms committee to study the basin’s agricultural water gap


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Reeves Brown, a Beulah rancher and member of the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District board, will chair the committee. Brown has consistently made the point that the state’s water-planning process through the Interbasin Compact Committee and Colorado Water Conservation Board is focused on filling a municipal gap, but largely ignores the future needs of agriculture…

The IBCC has treated farmland dry-up as a default measure for obtaining future urban supplies and has concentrated on finding alternatives to that through conservation, ongoing projects, new projects and alternative ag transfers that don’t take land out of production.

More IBCC — basin roundtables coverage here.

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