Julesberg Water Festival recap

Water Footprint via Water Paths

Here’s a report from The Julesberg Advocate. Click through and read the whole thing and to view the photos. Here’s an excerpt:

Once again, the Town of Julesburg hosted the annual Water Festival. The event was held at the Sedgwick County Fairgrounds with approximately 300 students from area schools attending. Schools attending were Peetz, Fleming, Holyoke, Revere, and Julesburg. Presenting programs were CSU. Extension Golden Plains, Colorado Rural Water Association, Highline Electric Associates, and USDA-NRCS of Julesburg with educational presentations of “To the Last Drop,” “Incredible Journey,” “High Voltage Demonstration,” and “Soil Health.”

Presenter Jennifer Sharpe, Executive Director of the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture, challenged students to guess how much water it took to produce everyday foods. How many gallons does it take to produce one pound of lettuce? Answer: 28 gallons. How many gallons does it take to produce one pound of steak? Answer: 411 gallons. How many gallons does it take to produce one pound of peaches? Answer: 109 gallons.

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