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New Irrigation Methods Help Keep Salt Out of Colorado River

Jodi Peterson KVNF

The Colorado River and its tributaries irrigate some of the country’s most productive farmland. But agriculture in the arid region is made more difficult by its salty soil and old-school irrigation methods that send harmful minerals into streams. KVNF's Jodi Peterson has more on a program to help upstream farmers use water more efficiently to keep downstream growers in business.