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Birds fly from an empty canal north of Rocky Ford, Colo. Sprawling Aurora, a suburb of Denver and now Colorado's third-largest city, faces challenges in acquiring enough water for its industry and population in a near-desert region. The city has been buying and leasing agricultural water rights from farmers hundreds of miles away in places such as Rocky Ford. (Kevin Moloney for the New York Times)
Birds fly from an empty canal north of Rocky Ford, Colo. Sprawling Aurora, a suburb of Denver and now Colorado's third-largest city, faces challenges in acquiring enough water for its industry and population in a near-desert region. The city has been buying and leasing agricultural water rights from farmers hundreds of miles away in places such as Rocky Ford. (Kevin Moloney for the New York Times)
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