Colorado lawmakers pushing bills aimed at upgrading irrigation infrastructure

Outlet: The Tribune

August 13, 2013

Water providers for farmers and ranchers could have more dollars and flexibility to upgrade their aging delivery systems if a pair of Colorado lawmakers push through their respective bills in Washington. Many in Weld County — the 8th-most agriculturally productive county in the United States, lined with hundreds of miles of irrigation canals, spillways, inlets and diversion structures — are eager for passage, since routine upgrades and repairs to these water-delivery systems can add up into the millions of dollars.