Grand County loses land, water as traditions fade

Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tonya Bina Sky-Hi Daily News
Development on the Front Range causes 100 percent loss to the rivers in Grand County.

It's a known fact that much of the water taken is used to keep residential landscapes alive.

“Truthfully, 50 percent of the water that they use in those municipalities is growing Kentucky bluegrass. That's not necessary,” said Kirk Klancke, Grand County’s foremost river-water advocate.

“So they take it from us and kill this natural environment to create an artificial one, to grow an imported grass from a humid environment in a high plains desert. It's completely illogical.”