UPDATED: Farmers In “Really Bad Shape” As Water Supplies Tighten

Outlet: KUNC 91.5

April 11, 2013

The Northern Water board decided Friday to provide water users with a 60 percent quota, about 10 percent less than is usually allotted. Board members said the amount of water being given out from the Colorado-Big Thompson project is meant to strike a balance between cities that want to remain conservative in their water use and farmers who say they need a higher amount to keep from fallowing acres of farm land this growing season.