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Pollution concerns grow along Colorado River

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:05 pm

Rice farmers recently asked for immediate enforcement of a court order against an alleged polluter of Skull Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River, which provides irrigation water to grow rice.

A press release by the Colorado Water Issues Committee (CWIC) in April, read that the toxic spill does not pose any immediate risks to rice crops currently being planted and farmers want to keep it that way, said Ronald Gertson, chairman of CWIC, which represents rice farmers in the lower Colorado River basin.

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