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Wed May 30, 2012, 11:49 AM

Flows in the Poudre River — S. Platte’s largest tributary — at all-time low, farmers’ outlook bleak

Water in Weld’s rivers is severely lacking — and, at this point, producers in the state’s most ag-productive county assume they’ll be using similar adjectives to describe their harvests later this year.

Streamflow in the Poudre River, which cuts through north Greeley and goes on to serve as the largest tributary stream to the South Platte River, is particularly dismal. According to numbers provided by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, peak stream flow in the Poudre River came earlier and was lower this year than any other year on record — dating back to 1957.

Peak streamflows in the South Platte River are not at all-time lows this year — that happened in 1954. But, according to Colorado Water Resources Division 1 Engineer Dave Nettles, the river’s peak flow this month was about three times less than it was in 2002 — the year of a historic drought that changed the way many producers and municipalities manage water.
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http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20120529/NEWS/705239930/1051&ParentProfile=1001

AND THE FRACKING COMPANIES CONTINUE TO HAVE PRIORITY CLAIMS ON OUR WATER!

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Wed May 30, 2012, 11:56 AM

1. Since the fracking companies have so much energy, why can't they use some to distill and transport

 

distilled ocean water to the regions in which they want to cause earthquakes?

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Wed May 30, 2012, 12:00 PM

2. If the price of oil keeps falling, you

 

won't have to worry about frac companies too much. Just the clean up you all will be on the hook for.

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