Sponsor pulls Lower Ark Valley water bill aimed at ag producers

Outlet: The Pueblo Chieftain

February 15, 2011

 DENVER — The sponsor of a bill that would have allowed agricultural holders of water rights in the Lower Arkansas Valley to lease water to cities for up to 80 years on Monday pulled the plug on his proposal. State Rep. Randy Fischer, D-Fort Collins, withdrew HB1068 to give a task force time to develop a better approach to long-term leasing and fallowing of land…

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