Ken BuckKen BuckJuly 15, 20165min462

In Northern Colorado, water is life for our farmers, ranchers, and cities. Unfortunately, government regulation and red tape has limited the available water, harming the economy and Colorado families. The story in Northern Colorado goes something like this. The region is a breadbasket, contributing significantly to the world’s agricultural bounty. The area is also a great place to live, which is why Weld County has, for instance, grown at a clip three times faster than the national average in the first part of this decade. All these crops, animals, and people living in a semiarid climate demand a lot of water. There’s no shortage of liquid gold flowing through the rivers in the region, but there’s simply no way to store the water.