Irrigation return flows feed wetlands

Outlet: The Pueblo Chieftain

April 16, 2011

Wetlands around John Martin Reservoir are sustained by irrigation return flows, a study commissioned by the Arkansas Basin Roundtable shows. “The irrigation returns nearly match the wetlands evapotranspiration, so it’s a good indication of why the wetlands are there,” said Hal Simpson, a former state engineer who works for CDM engineering…

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