Colorado Farmland Goes Dry As Suburbs secure Water Supplies

03/13/2011 02:43 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Bruce Finley The Denver Post

Colorado farmers still own more than 80 percent of water flowing in the state, but control is rapidly passing from them as growing suburbs move to secure supplies for the future.

The scramble is intensifying as aging farmers offer their valuable water rights to thirsty cities, drying up ag land so quickly that state overseers are worried about the life span of Colorado's agricultural economy.

Read more on The Denver Post