Old-fashioned Water Fight Brews in Colorado

FORT COLLINS, COLO. — When it starts at 10,000 feet and slices through the mountains in the canyon that bears its name, the Cache la Poudre River is a shock of water in this dry land. But by the time it winds its way out to this laid-back college city of 120,000 people, most of its water has been grabbed by farmers and other cities that control the maze of canals and diversion dams that turn the river into a trickle. Now a new dam and reservoir project could pull even more water out of the river before it reaches Fort Collins.

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source: Los Angeles Times

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