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Resource ID: #20412
Subject: Water
Source: Denver Post
Date: 1998-10-04


This is a multi-piece story on water supplies problems in Colorado, where the big challenge and struggle is finding water for the future. One of the problems is the growing needs of the Denver Metropolitan area; the Denver Water Department refuses to expand its service. The story analyzes projects, some of them controversial, such as the Fryingpan-Arkansas project, the Aurora-Conjunctive-Use project and the Animas-La Plata project. The story includes numerous graphics that deal with the hydrological cycle, major Colorado river drainages and Denver's water supply system, among other topics. The shift in water consumption from agriculture to recreation, a major issue in Colorado, is also analyzed, especifically in the case of Summit County. Pueblo's successful water supply system is also reported, including graphics. The story also explains the change that some farmers have undertaken from traditional agriculture to alternative agriculture because of the lack of water resources in some parts of Colorado.

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