Drought Brings Garfield County Ranchers, Conservationists Together

Oct 29, 2018

Colorado River water demand is on the rise but the supply is dwindling. Is there enough water to meet agricultural, industrial, and municipal needs, and still leave some for recreation and ecosystems? In western Colorado, ranchers and conservationists have a plan to help ensure that all water needs from Glenwood Springs to DeBeque are secure. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found that, so far, the project has produced some surprising results.

Longtime Garfield County ranchers Liz Chandler (l) and Terry Porter beside a headgate on bone dry Divide Creek in August.
Credit AH Marsh photo