Shrinking Aquifers in The San Luis Valley

Outlet: KUNC

August 9, 2013

In early July, Colorado designated 14 counties “primary natural disaster areas” due to agricultural losses caused by the recent and ongoing drought. Several of those counties are in the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado. Even though farmers are now eligible for low interest loans, it may not be enough for this agricultural hub. There is a long-term water crisis that could permanently affect the entire valley.