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Thirst Gap: Agriculture's tough breakup with Colorado River water

By Lauren Gilger
Luke Runyon/KUNC
Published: Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 11:25am

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View of the Colorado River from the Historic Navajo Bridge
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View of the Colorado River from the Historic Navajo Bridge near Marble Canyon, Arizona.

The seven Colorado River Basin states are trying to figure out how to use less water from the overallocated river. And the decisions they make could have major impacts for people living in the West.

Luke Runyon of KUNC in Colorado tells some of their stories in a six-part podcast series, called Thirst Gap. We’ll hear an episode each week over the next several weeks here on The Show.

In Thursday's episode, Cash Flows, Runyon talks about how agriculture uses a lot of the Colorado River’s water and relying on it less is a challenge.

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