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Increasing water eff TNC works across the Colorado River Basin. © Ken Geiger

Colorado River Basin

Voices from the Farm

The Colorado River

The Colorado River is a hard-working river that winds its way through six states and provides water for over 5 million acres of agricultural land. Watch how three progressive local farmers in Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, are increasing the efficiency of their water usage while contributing to the health of people and nature in their communities.

Voices from the Farm Jerry Harris of Castle Valley Farms in Moab, Utah.

Scott and Theresa High are peach, cherry and grape farmers from High Country Orchards in Palisade, Colorado. Learn how they’re coming up with better systems to conserve water on their farm.

Voices from the Farm Scott and Theresa High of High Country Orchards in Palisade, Colorado.

The fact that we were able to use newer irrigation methods—like the drip, and the sprinkler, and the micro-jets—that allowed our neighbors to have more water for their crops.

Wesley James is an organic farmer of chiles, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplant at Skarsgard Farms in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Learn why water conservation is so critical for his farm.

Voices from the Farm Wesley James of Skarsgard Farms in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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