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Should Colorado River water be used to grow alfalfa or subdivisions in the Phoenix metropolitan area?

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Should Colorado River water be used to grow alfalfa or subdivisions in the Phoenix metropolitan area? A pending water sale pits communities along the river against those of Queen Creek, population 50,000 and is setting the stage for future battles over the world’s most precious resource.

Producer/Editor: Vanessa Barchfield

Videographer: Jeff Landers, Martín Rubio

Editor: Mya Hoffman-Long

This story was supported by a grant from The Water Desk, an independent journalism initiative based at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism.

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