Drought in the West

Taking water from agriculture can have ripple effect on rural communities

September 12, 2013
Agriculture uses over 80% of Colorado River water but as cities from Colorado's Front Range to southern California continue to grow and water supplies continue to dwindle, this could change. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Reagan Waskom, director of the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University, about the impacts of changing water needs on agriculture and the communities that depend on it.
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