A Colorado water broker and a university researcher are testing underground crop irrigation, hoping it can make farms more efficient and reduce competition between cities and agriculture for the state’s scarce water.
There’s been some relief for Weld County farmers still suffering from the effects of last fall’s flooding.
Authorities used a National Guard helicopter to help remove a marijuana growing operation from a remote and mountainous area near Longmont.
This week marks the six month anniversary since the floods devastated Colorado, and while the state has seen recovery there is still a lot to do.
Irrigation canals line Washington’s Yakima Valley east of the Cascade Range, transforming a desert landscape into one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world – including crops for some of America’s biggest vices.
Colorado’s worsening drought is now prompting the city of Boulder to take action to protect its trees.
Many farmers in Weld County say they stand to lose millions upon millions of dollars worth of crops unless they get irrigation water — and fast.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has denied a request to let Weld County farmers temporarily pump water from irrigation wells in the South Platte River basin, as farms try to save their crops from drought.