*KZMU News Takeover* During the news this week, we’re hearing a three-part series from our radio partners, called ‘Cash Flows – How Investors Are Banking on the West’s Water Scarcity.’ It’s all about private investment in western water rights.
In the first installment, we journey to the Grand Valley in Colorado, where private investors – seeing increasing water scarcity as a money-making opportunity – are showing up with their checkbooks. But it’s not without some pushback.
Photo: The Colorado River, the source of the Grand Valley’s irrigation water, flows through Debeque Canyon. (Luke Runyon/KUNC)
Western Colorado Water Purchases Are Stirring Up Worries About The Future Of Farming