Water: Battleground of the West

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Water: Battleground of the West

Many Coloradans resistant to federal proposals; others envision cleaner resource

Water: Battleground of the West

La Plata County rancher Harold Baxstrom, checking an irrigation head gate on his land southeast of Durango, says lack of rainfall in recent years has many farmers trying to determine if it is worth it to plant or let fields go fallow for the growing season.
JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald

When it comes to water, La Plata County rancher Harold Baxstrom, who irrigates 180 acres from Lemon Reservoir, says, “There’s never enough.”
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