Colorado is preparing to tap a law that allows a water trust to lease water from willing water users to preserve wildlife and plants.
DENVER (AP) - The Natural Resources Conservation Service is warning stream flows are likely to be low across the state this summer.
The law was passed in 2003 to protect waterfowl, wildlife, fish, bugs and plants.
The Colorado snowpack is down to 35 percent of the statewide average, as of Monday. The North Platte and South Platte basins in northern Colorado were in the best shape, at 48 percent of average.
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