Grow Hay and Drain the Colorado River

Posted on September 20, 2011

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The Flaming Gorge Pipeline Project (FGP) is a proposed diversion of the Green River at Flaming Gorge for the purposes of sending water to Denver and the front range of Colorado.  The pipeline would follow the I-80 corridor and could head as far south as Pueblo, CO.  The FGP is intended to withdraw 250,000 acre-feet of water per year from both the Flaming Gorge Reservoir (165,000 acre-feet) and the Green River above the reservoir (85,000 acre-feet).  Since most of the water in the West is used for growing hay, might not hay be better place to find water?  . . . more>>

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