Prowers tamarisk project paying off

Outlet: The Pueblo Chieftain

April 22, 2011

ROCKY FORD — More than 3,000 acres of tamarisk have been removed in the Arkansas River bottom near the Kansas border under a cooperative program that has involved federal, state, local and private cooperation. “Some people ask why we’re starting at the bottom when it spreads downstream,” said Henry Schnabel, a Prowers County commissioner. “In our case, Holly would be inundated if there was a backup because the river channel is clogged…”