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Senators hit the road to assess Colorado River crisis

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Tom Hesse
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., speaks at the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District near Palisade Monday, April 3,about the crisis on the Colorado River.

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators toured areas along the Colorado River to get a first-hand look at the challenges basin states face. At a stop in Western Colorado, Colorado's two senators discussed federal aid to river projects and the need for states to agree on future cuts to water use.