Farm leases could dry up next year

Outlet: The Pueblo Chieftain

August 23, 2012

Storage levels for Pueblo have hit a seven-year low, raising doubts about the ability of the Pueblo Board of Water Works to market water next year. The water board leases have been an important source of water for farmers on the Bessemer Ditch and for well augmentation groups this year. This year the water board was able to lease 14,000 acre-feet — the equivalent of half the metered water supply for Pueblo.