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Water

Overview


The quality and quantity of water available concerns citizens throughout the West. Whether you are concerned about how and when to water your home garden and landscape, or a large commercial enterprise making water use decisions, you’ll find Extension resources to help answer questions. Topic areas include Home & Garden and Irrigation.

Resources

Publications

CSU Extension has several publications for the Colorado gardener. Topics in this section include: Home & Garden and Irrigation.

Home & Garden

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Irrigation

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News

Hot Topics

Graywater Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting
Graywater Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting
In most areas of Colorado, the most common way to use rainwater is to direct roof gutter downspouts to landscape areas you wish to water. Click here.
Nitrates in Drinking Water
Nitrates in Drinking Water
Nitrate is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless compound that is present in some groundwater in Colorado. Learn more
Effects of Weather on Irrigation Requirements
Effects of Weather on Irrigation Requirements
Variability in evapotranspiration demand and precipitation causes irrigation requirements to change from year to year. Learn more
Irrigation Ditches and their Operation
Irrigation Ditches and their Operation
Ditch companies have the right to enter your property to maintain the ditch and ditch banks and perform “reasonably necessary” operations. Learn more

Programs

Water Feature Programs

Water and Weather
Water and Weather
Become a volunteer weather watcher–collect data about storms & precipitation around Colorado. Learn more
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Colorado Water Institute
Resource about water, state agencies that develop water policies, and water-related agencies. Learn more

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