Rainwater an option for dry spring watering


Jim Miller said the issue in Colorado was the agricultural operations downstream, “versus everybody else in the Front Range and West. What they finally decided is you have to pay a permit fee to have a tank, $28 the last time I checked. But Colorado State University conducted research on whether (catchment) really was diverting significant amounts of water out of the agriculture water rights. They found if rainwater harvesting was done on a much broader scale than it is today, only 3 percent would be diverted.”