October 2, 2019

Those of us who lived in Colorado in September 2013 likely remember the days of hard rain that are so uncharacteristic of Colorado, especially this time of year. We watched in horror as television footage showed rivers overflowing their banks and houses, barns and live...

July 25, 2019

This spring, CAWA’s Executive Director Greg Peterson, taught a seminar at the Colorado School of Mines titled “Water Management in Agriculture” to a group of civil and environmental engineering and hydrology students.

The course began by introducing and going over the P...

December 18, 2018

What is a LEMA?

In December, CAWA and the Republican River Water Conservation District hosted a meeting in Burlington to discuss groundwater conservation. Part of the workshop included a group of irrigators from Sheridan County, Kansas, who have been a part of a LEMA: L...

December 18, 2018

Deficit irrigation is the generic term for applying less water than the full needs of a crop and can take many forms. It can be a planned, sophisticated strategy or an unplanned fact of life when water scarcity arises. Planned deficit irrigation is widely used with gra...

December 17, 2018

This article first appeared in BizWest on November 1, 2018 

The Trump Administration’s emphasis on state empowerment has garnered significant attention, particularly in the environmental arena. So it is somewhat surprising that a recent change in policy having major imp...

October 19, 2018

The Colorado Ag Water Alliance does not take positions on legislation. Instead, we try to provide information on issues relating to water and agriculture in Colorado.

This November, nearly 15,000 Weld County voters will decide whether to approve a $48.7 million bond iss...

August 1, 2018

We talk a lot about Crowley County and the impacts of “buy and dry” when cities and industry dry up farmland to buy rural water. It’s these kind of practices that the Colorado Ag Water Alliance even exists in the first place. There is no shortage of articles and videos...

July 31, 2018

Who said Sterling, CO is hot in July? Well, everybody. A few weeks ago, CAWA took around 60 people to the Lower South Platte and trekked around Sterling in a balmy 92 degree heat.  Despite the temperature and the tough water year, participants got to see how irrigation...

April 30, 2018

There are not as many legislative issues pertaining to water as in years past, but there are still a few significant bills to note.

A set of bills deal with new uses for reclaimed water: domestic wastewater that has received secondary treatment by wastewater treatment w...

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