Our area—not just where we live and farm
But our whole area, everything below the Grand Mesa, areas fed from the Gunnison River and the Uncompahgre River
Are being rationed for irrigation water.
Some places have already been told they will have NO water and domestic water is also being monitored
You see there has not been enough snow in the mountains for the last two years (longer in some areas)
The snow this year will melt into the ground and fill the underground lakes and streams and possibly the lakes and reservoirs
Hopefully the lakes and reservoirs.
The water managers have begun rationing…
It’s early…very early…usually rationing doesn’t start until the heat of summer.
Water—-it’s on everyone’s lips. A nagging concern in the back of everyone’s mind. And constant management on all farms with all farmers.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,