Irrigation rules already making an impact

Outlet: Pueblo Chieftain

December 10, 2011

Rules that limit the increase in consumptive use from farm and ditch improvements in surface irrigation techniques now cover almost 20,000 acres in the Arkansas Valley. State Engineer Dick Wolfe pressed for the rules in Division 2 water court in 2009, primarily to prevent situations that would reduce deliveries to Kansas under the Arkansas River Compact…

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