Colorado begins $3.4 million effort to save water and create power

The State of Colorado plans to transform the flood irrigation farmers use to grow crops into an efficient and sustainable power source. The “small hydropower” project was recently launched in Denver and is taking advantage of new federal grants nationwide to spur innovation around water, soil and drought. The goal of the project is to pressurize flows of agricultural water and produce hydro-power for more efficient irrigation. If successful, it could greatly reduce the amount of water required to sustain agriculture in many semi-arid western states. To read the article, click here.