Routt County agencies, agriculture groups refocus on irrigation water measuring devices

Outlet: Steamboat Today

February 28, 2013

Steamboat Springs — The snow banks piling up across Steamboat Springs belie the fact Northwest Colorado still is in an extreme drought, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. And with the memory of last summer — when some farmers and ranchers holding senior water rights had their irrigation head gates shut down because they lacked proper flow-measuring devices — local officials already are preparing for smoother administration of area streams and rivers this summer.