KIOWA, Colo. (AP) – A proposed water pipeline from Lamar to Elbert County is raising concerns over depleting water in the Arkansas River and losing irrigated farmland.

Elbert County residents fear the pipeline will take too much water out of the aquifers.

Prowers County is worried it will lose irrigated farmland and seasonal farm-labor jobs.

The Denver Post reports GP Water Group chief executive Karl Nyquist believes the benefits in both counties will outweigh the negative impacts

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Linda Kenyon Montgomery says:

    This is business as usual for these people. The rich getting richer no matter who is affected and how. You know what you can do with your pipeline!

  2. scott thompson says:

    ALL Elbert County residents!!! Please attend the Elbert County Board of Commissioners meeting on August 24, 2011 at 9AM at the Elbert County Fair Grounds in Kiowa, CO. The board WILL BE VOTING on ammendment 3 of the Elbert & Highway 86 Metropolitan District. If approved by the BOCC, the district will expand and be allowed to pump water from Elbert County through out the state drying up our aquifers!! If you are an Elbert County Resident, PLEASE ATTEND!!! This decision WILL AFFECT YOU!!!

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