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Researchers at the land-grant universities in the seven Colorado River Basin (CRB) states are putting the finishing touches on a USDA-funded research project that has explored the following:

  • water related changes and pressures ag producers and water managers are facing and how they are responding to them
  • how ag producers see the future of water for agriculture
  • ways land-grant universities can partner with ag stakeholders to address the water issues they are facing

Please visit the following links to read about our findings:

  • Summary of project findings
  • A synthesis of the interviews we conducted with ag water users and managers
  • Results of our survey of farmers and ranchers in CO and AZ
  • Ag water governance maps
  • Opportunities for future study

Check out this YouTube video!
Good to the Last Drop - One Approach to Ag Water Conservation in Colorado


CSU has been been awarded a USDA grant to work with the agricultural sector on ag water conservation in the Colorado River Basin. Click HERE for a brief overview of the new project