Lawmakers introduce bill to incentivize water conservation in drought areas

Lawmakers are working to help out farmers when it comes to water conservation.

Senators Roger Marshall and Michael Bennet have introduced the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Improvement Act. It is in an effort to provide the flexibility producers need to conserve water on working lands while at the same time compensating them for retiring their water rights or limiting that use.

In Colorado alone, family farms are facing a historic drought with no relief in sight for the future.