The Greeley Tribune dives into Colorado water law, Greeley’s historical water struggles, and the city’s ability to innovate with the third part in a recent weekly series. Greeley officials have purchased about 1,000 acre-feet of water in the past year to accommodate a growing population. The city has also acquired the Terry Ranch groundwater aquifer and had water rights approved for the water produced from the Leprino cheese plant, which will be instrumental in meeting the city’s expanding needs. But at the heart of its system is Colorado water law, to which the city has strong historical connections, and its master plan, which will guide the way forward.
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