Apr 3, 2013 1:14 PM by Patricia Collier

Colorado water users prepare for more drought

DENVER (AP) - Two back-to-back, drought-plagued winters are prompting Colorado water users and providers to prepare for another arid year.
Xcel Energy is relaxing some of its water rights on the Colorado River to help Denver Water meet the needs of people on the Front Range, and also help meet the needs of people on the Western Slope.
Officials in Pueblo say Lake Minnequa is continuing to shrink as the drought persists.
An agreement among providers there gives the Pueblo Board of Water Works authority to restrict delivery of water during times of shortage.


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