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“You just can’t stick your head in the sand just because you’re having one good wet year."

Tony Caligiuri, president of the preservation group Colorado Open Lands, regarding how a heavy-precipitation year can reduce the feelings of urgency to address longer-term issues of water storage and conservation. Though much of the West has had record-breaking levels of rain and snow this year, it’s unlikely that it will create enough wiggle room to wind back the clock on water use limitation proposals and other water-saving measures and offset drought conditions. (Associated Press — March 16, 2023)
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