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Shelley Schlender
  • Colorado’s South Platte River basin is a powerhouse for crops and cattle.  Massive reservoirs quench the region’s thirst, with farm fields generally first in line.  Wildlife?  It’s often last.
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  • Most Colorado cities and farms get water from snowmelt in the Rockies. That’s not the case in Northeastern Colorado. This food-producing powerhouse depends on an ancient, underground reservoir called the Ogallala. Ever since the Ice Ages, the Ogallala’s been slowly accumulating water.
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  • Every Saturday morning, Shirley Epstein puts on her walking shoes and heads to a tree-lined park to join dozens of friends, and her doctor, for a long walk. Epstein’s walk with her doc is taking place in Denver.
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