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Shrinking Colorado River is a growing concern for Yuma farmers — and millions of water users

Shrinking Colorado River is a growing concern for Yuma farmers — and millions of water users

The Colorado River begins as snowmelt in the Rocky Mountains and ends 1,450 miles south in Mexico after making a final sacrifice to the United States: water for the farm fields in this powerhouse of American produce. Throughout the winter, perfect heads of romaine, red-and-green lettuce, spinach and broccoli are whisked from the warm desert soil here onto refrigerated trucks that deliver them to grocery stores across the continent. If you eat a green salad between Thanksgiving and April, whether in Minnesota, Montreal or Modesto, odds are good that some of it was grown in or around Yuma. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Colorado River: In the July 19 Section A, a map with an article about...

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