Water: We can’t live without it


Hardly a day goes by without some mention of water. How dry it’s been, how windy it is, fear for the upcoming fire season.

As we are experiencing a very dry spring with little rainfall in the forecast, I thought that this is the perfect time to provide a series of articles on water: its history in Colorado, protecting water quality and how we can conserve water on the ranch, in the landscape and within the home.

So, to start the series on this very important topic, I hope you enjoy the following article written by Karen Crumbaker, Colorado State University extension agent in Larimer County, on the history of water in Colorado.

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