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Colorado’s population is projected to double by 2050, and water planners are scrambling to find enough water. With agriculture accounting for 86 percent of total water diversions in Colorado, people have been eyeing farms as a possible solution to the looming water shortage. But the state’s water plan identifies alternatives to buy and dry and is encouraging creative water-sharing solutions. Maeve Conran reports on a recent landmark deal that sees one of these alternative transfer methods happen in perpetuity. Read more here.