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Does Colorado need a better safety net for rivers, creeks?

In June, while bordering hay fields turned emerald green, the drought-hammered Yampa River turned anemic, flowing no more than 40 cubic feet per second during a time of year when it averages nearly 1,000. Some say this is exactly what’s wrong with Colorado’s first-in-right-, first-in-time prior appropriation doctrine. Continue reading

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