Doug Ramsey

In arid West, water rights are like gold

After another winter of below average snowfall, the spring runoff has dropped to a trickle on the La Plata River with most of the irrigation ditches being shut down.

Our winter snows are the lifeblood for most of the agriculture that occurs in Southwest Colorado. Because most of our area receives less than 16 inches of moisture per...


Doug Ramsey has farmed in La Plata County for more than 25 years. He can be reached at 385-4375.

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