Flexibility, creativity needed to ensure enough future water for Colorado cities, ag producers

Outlet: The Tribune

October 7, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS — In a state where more water transactions have taken place than possibly any other spot in the world, Colorado has a “well-functioning” water market — but extra efforts will be required to keep its farms, ranches and dairies operating. More data will be needed to stress to cities the “silent” opportunities of keeping water in agriculture, and the exploration of alternative water transfers between cities and ag producers needs to continue as well.