Ute Mountain Utes wish for more water

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Ute Mountain Utes wish for more water

Tribe seeks irrigation; Totten might get tapped
As Shiprock looms in the background, water flows through the Towaoc Canal. The Ute Mountain Ute tribe hopes to purchase more water for irrigation, and the installation of a hydropower plant on the canal is a possibility.
Michael Vicenti, an employee at the Ute Mountain Farm and Ranch Enterprise, discusses the corn harvest from the platform on the farm’s combine. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is negotiating the purchase of 4,000 acre-feet of water for irrigation. The water could come from Totten Reservoir near Cortez.
Michael Vicenti and Vaughan Cook dump corn from their combine at the Ute Mountain Farm and Ranch Enterprise.

Ute Mountain Utes wish for more water

As Shiprock looms in the background, water flows through the Towaoc Canal. The Ute Mountain Ute tribe hopes to purchase more water for irrigation, and the installation of a hydropower plant on the canal is a possibility.
Michael Vicenti, an employee at the Ute Mountain Farm and Ranch Enterprise, discusses the corn harvest from the platform on the farm’s combine. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is negotiating the purchase of 4,000 acre-feet of water for irrigation. The water could come from Totten Reservoir near Cortez.
Michael Vicenti and Vaughan Cook dump corn from their combine at the Ute Mountain Farm and Ranch Enterprise.
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