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We’re off to see the wizard, the Water Wizard of Oz
Pulling back the curtain on how we move Denver’s water
By Travis Thompson
In middle school, I wrote a paper on the symbolism of “The Wizard of Oz.” Dorothy represented American values, the Tin Man was a metaphor for industrial workers and Oz signified the American dream.
Today, I think of that classic film in more local terms. Colorado, with all its beauty and majesty, is the wonderful Land of Oz, threatened only by our own Wicked Witch of the West: drought.
We all know it takes a bucket of water to stop the witch, but those buckets aren’t filled and poured without some helping hands. Enter the man behind the curtain, or…
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