In the Colorado River Basin, competing water interests have mounted a sustained campaign against agricultural water use in the Basin, often pointing to alfalfa as one crop that uses too much water and should no longer be produced.
Alliance Executive Director Dan Keppen touches on this topic in “The Importance of Irrigated Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin & the Western U.S.” This essay was featured as the cover story for the current edition of The Water Report, a publication that provides monthly detailed analyses from a variety of industry experts across the West.
Other Colorado River articles featured in Water Report Issue #233 include:
- “The Pursuit of Balance” by Lawrence J. MacDonnell, Senior Fellow, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment;
- “The Law of the Colorado River: Overview & Key Components” by Jennifer Diffley, Culp & Kelley, LLP; and
- “Mapping the Colorado River Basin in the 21st Century” by Zach Sugg, Associate Director for Research, Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy”.
CLICK HERE for the PDF version of Issue #233.
And check out The Water Report website: www.thewaterreport.com