Water’s Importance to Agriculture in Southern Colorado
April 26, 2010 Leave a comment
: Tisha Casida
So many times decisions are made behind closed doors in an effort to generate revenue without evaluating potential negative impacts and alternative revenue streams that may be more sustainable.
Such is the case with a recent decision made in Pueblo County, Colorado. The Bessemer ditch, that supplies that majority of irrigation water for farmers out east, seems to be slowly being sold off. The water, in the case of this story, will be used for energy generation. If the water was saved and actually used for agriculture, not only would it be more sustainable for the farmers, it would also allow for more revenues for the area by producing agricultural products (an area which desperately needs to revive itself).
Southeastern Colorado has some of the most amazing soil because of the unique temperatures – the potential to grow food (something that people always need) – should not be over-looked.
Please read the whole article by Michael Bartolo HERE.