WATER AND THE WEST
The biggest cautionary message from Western Slope farmers and ranchers: taking water from the West Slope could devastate the region’s farms and ranches and, as a result, the entire state economy.
This would not be a viable answer to the state’s water challenges.
The reality is that Colorado’s population is increasing and as drought conditions mean less water, there is a looming shortage that must be addressed with smarter solutions to ensure a sustainable future for Colorado.
Whether for domestic or agricultural purposes, we can all use water better.
A recent poll found that most of us are willing to reduce our use and find other ways to protect our water supply.
Get involved – we want to hear what you have to say!