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Deep Cooperation on The People's Ditch


Water rights can be a touchy topic for Colorado families whose livelihoods are tied to the resource's availability. But in the tight knight community of San Luis in southern Colorado, a group of farmers and ranchers uses old methods of cooperation to help ensure healthy livestock and a good harvest in the arid region.


 Joe Gallegoes 2

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Ditch headgate
Ditch headgate. Credit: Katherine-Claire Nynas
San Luis Peoples Ditch 2
The San Luis People's Ditch, dry in March, before the start of irrigation season. Credit: Katherine-Claire Nynas
Joe Gallegoes 2
Joe Gallegos. Credit: Katherine-Claire Nynas

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