Opinion: Ag water gets nod

Outlet: Pueblo Chieftain

November 14, 2011

WHEN COLORADO water buffaloes tried to estimate the state’s future water needs, they only looked at what they thought municipal and industrial users might need in the future. They paid scant attention to agriculture, except to accept the orthodoxy that ag water would be the source of the resource for cities. But wait a minute. Does anybody except the avaricious water barons think that Colorado can do without agriculture? Don’t we need to grow a substantial portion of our own foodstuffs in our own state?..