Western Colorado’s Water Safe For Now

Outlet: Glenwood Springs Post Independent

October 13, 2014

While currently employed by Colorado State University’s extension office in Grand Junction, Perry Cabot is working hard to gain insight into one of Colorado’s biggest issues — water & its impacts on agriculture. And through his current research, he’s suggesting that farmers & Grand Valley residents adopt more efficient water use practices — from crop watering to shorter showers — for its long-term benefits. To prove his theory, Cabot is studying water impacts on two Mesa County farms. One is dealing with irrigation conservation related to split-season watering. The other is irrigation efficiency, comparing the three watering systems — drip, irrigation & furrow.