Water Resources

Ag Water Leasing Info

The Ag Water NetWORK webinar features key elements on how two successful agricultural water leases work in Colorado.

Presented by Chris Kraft, shareholder of Fort Morgan Ditch Company and farmer/owner of Badger Creek Dairies; and Jack Goble, P.E. Engineer for the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District.  The two cover many topics including:

  • Who is involved in the ag water leases
  • How ag water lease projects work from both operator and farmer perspectives 
  • How lease-fallowing is used to “create” water for leasing, farmer requirements for participants
  • Payment rates for leased water
  • How each lease is structured
  • Augmentation details
  • The pros and cons of participating in a lease
  • Details of the Catlin Canal Lease Fallow Alternative Transfer Methods (ATM) project

Click here, to watch the webinar.

About Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Ag Water NetWORK

The mission of the Agricultural Water NetWORK is to help "keep ag water connected with ag land." The Ag Water NetWORK is partially funded through a grant to Partners for Western Conservation/Colorado Cattlemen's Association by the Walton Family Foundation (www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org).

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