CSU professor: Taking water from agriculture the last thing urban residents want

Outlet: Swift Communications, Inc.

October 31, 2011

Speaking to a room of people who follow water issues closely, James Pritchett threw out a piece of information about water in the West that came as a pleasant surprise to most, if not all, who attended the Weld County Farmers Union’s annual meeting last week. Referring to a study conducted by students and peers last year, the associate professor of agriculture and economics at Colorado State University told the crowd that taking water from farmers is the last thing residents of the Western United States want to do in efforts to secure their water futures…

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