Prowers County board backs rights of seep-ditch farmers

Outlet: The Pueblo Chieftain

August 24, 2010

Prowers County commissioners are supporting farmers whose seep ditch rights should not be strictly regulated by the Colorado Division of Water Resources. In a letter to Gov. Bill Ritter last week, commissioners Joe Marble, Henry Schnabel and Gene Millbrand argued that the seep ditch rights have not been subject to calls from other ditches in Colorado for more than 100 years, would represent a minuscule amount of water to larger ditches and are difficult to even measure…

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