Let’s build storage before agriculture, economy dry up
Today in Northern Colorado, we enjoy tens of thousands of acres of irrigated farm land that puts food on our table, provides open space between our growing towns and has made Weld County one of the most productive agricultural counties in the United States. These benefits were made possible by those who preceded us.
In the 1930s, visionaries such as W.D. Farr and others led the effort to build the Big Thompson Water Project at the height of the Dust Bowl. This project today provides an invaluable supply of water to our farmers, ranchers and our growing Northern Colorado communities.
This project has served us well, but we have been living on borrowed time.
Over the last 30 years the population of Northern Colorado has more than doubled, yet no new significant water supply facility has been built. In addition, growing cities in the Denver metro-area are looking north to find the water supply their communities’ needs, and they have their sights on thousands of acres of irrigated farmland in
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