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Grand Valley Irrigation

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 13:06, last changed on 08/10/2018 - 01:07
The story of irrigation in Colorado’s Grand Valley speaks volumes about the reciprocal relationship between land and community in the arid American West. Early white settlers of Colorado’s Western Slope espoused concepts of landscape and water control that physically transformed the landscape from...

Irrigation in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:48, last changed on 10/08/2019 - 09:44
The tension between aridity and irrigated agriculture has been a defining characteristic of Colorado for much of its modern history. On average, the state receives less than fifteen inches of annual precipitation, making it the seventh driest state in the country. To complicate matters, the...
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