Drought in the West

Farmers and ranchers often first to give up water when drought hits

October 3, 2013
As water demands grow throughout the Colorado River Basin and supplies dry up, municipal and industrial uses are coming into conflict with agricultural water needs. In Colorado, cities and industry have been leasing and buying water rights from farmers and ranchers.

KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh recently spoke with Kathay Rennels, life-long rancher and Assistant Vice President of Community and Economic Development at Colorado State University. She says this can be hard on those who work the land.
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