GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - It’s easy to take water for granted… you turn on the tap and there it is.
Colorado River District wants to make sure that’s always the case here in Western Colorado... and they recently received a three hundred and fifteen thousand dollar grant from the Bureau of Reclamation to do just that. Even though snowpack is looking good for this year, this money will ensure that Western Coloradans can always water their lawns and irrigate crops no matter what the future holds.
“We live in a desert, water is a scarce commodity and it’s very political and it’s desired in many places, but we need it in Western Colorado to have the life that we live. Just look around you,” says Community Affairs Director at Colorado River District Jim Pokrandt.
The money will go towards studying demand management between Colorado and states like Nevada, Arizona, and California.