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KZMU News: Thursday June 13, 2019

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The Colorado River provides water for 40 million people in the southwest. But the river is running short on water. And this is pushing some states to tap into every available drop before things get worse. In a series called “The Final Straw,” KUNC’s Luke Runyon visits places in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah where big dreams of new pipelines and expanded reservoirs are running into legal problems and grassroots opposition. Today we hear the first installment.

[Photo: Denver Water wants to raise Gross Dam by 131 feet. If completed, the dam would then be the tallest in Colorado. Luke Runyon/KUNC]

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