Two Rivers assembles its water assets by acquiring land with senior water rights. Two Rivers focuses on development and redevelopment of infrastructure for water management and delivery.
Water is one of the most basic, core assets. Two Rivers’ first area of focus is in the Huerfano-Cucharas river basin in southeastern Colorado. In November 2012, Colorado legalized the personal use and cultivation of marijuana. As a result, Two Rivers, through its subsidiary GrowCo, Inc., is providing greenhouses and processing facilities for licensed marijuana growers in Colorado on land with water rights not being utilized elsewhere.
Two Rivers‘ long-term strategy focuses on the value of our water assets and how to monetize water for the benefit of its stakeholders, including communities near where its water assets are located.
About Water Redevelopment Company
Water Redevelopment Company is a subsidiary of Two Rivers and focuses on development and redevelopment of infrastructure for water management and delivery. Water is one of the most basic, core assets. Water Redevelopment’s first area of focus is in the Huerfano-Cucharas river basin in southeastern Colorado.
On Sep 21, 2017) – Two Rivers Water & Farming Company (TURV)announced it has executed a second amendment to its water supply agreement with a real estate developer, Marksheffel-Woodmen Investments, LLC and Family Ranch Holdings, LLC
This amendment further refines a water service agreement between Two Rivers and the Developer recorded on April 11, 2011. The key provision of this amendment increases the potential water tap demand from 5,000 taps to 10,000 taps. The pricing of the taps remains the same at $6,500 per tap. While dependent on the final engineering of the water system, it is anticipated that one acre foot of water will render three water taps.
These water taps will be supplied by the Orlando Reservoir and associated water rights, such as the Cucharas Valley Reservoir No. 5 Reservoir (the “Cucharas Reservoir”), pending reconstruction of the Cucharas Reservoir. It is planned that this system will include storage tanks and a pipeline connection between the Cucharas and the Orlando Reservoirs. Water will be delivered to the area of consumption in the Orlando Reservoir area which is just north of Walsenburg, Colorado. The key next step is to begin a change of use of the water from agriculture to municipal use through the Colorado Water Court.
“We are pleased to see our water supply to the Developer potentially double in size for the betterment of the local community. There is strong demand for municipal water in this area. The next step will be the change of use from agricultural use to municipal use. While it is hard to predict the success and length of time this change might take, we are hopeful for a favorable and quick change ruling since we are not moving the water outside of the local basin,” commented Wayne Harding, CEO for Two Rivers.
Commented Lindsay Case, CVR Water Company manager, “This amendment will assist us in meeting expected demand of our development efforts and to neighboring communities.”
On Sep 13, 2017, Two Rivers Water & Farming Company (TURV)announced today it has entered into a 2018 crop share agreement with a hemp grower in Colorado.
Wayne Harding, Two Rivers’ CEO stated, “That while Two Rivers is no longer active in direct farming operations, we see opportunities to lease out our land and water, as we have done with our acreage at Butte Valley in Huerfano County, Colorado.” The lease with the hemp farming organization calls for up to 6 acres of high-quality CBD hemp plants. Two Rivers will share in the profit of the hemp production.
Two Rivers owns over 200 acres in the fertile Butte Valley area and plans to expand our hemp crop share program if the 2018 crop harvest proves successful. Two Rivers also has additional land and water in Pueblo County for further expansion.
The United States hemp industry is in its infancy and is the future of agriculture in Colorado. Colorado is one of a handful of states that allow hemp production and has a group in the Colorado Department of Agriculture dedicated to assisting hemp growers. As a result, Colorado is ahead of the curve when it comes to hemp growing and production.
Currently, many of the hemp products come into the United States from foreign producers with minimal requirements for quality and purity. Two Rivers’ hemp grower is licensed and overseen by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The grower will grow specific strains that produce high levels of CBD hemp plants that are turned into an oil to be used in lotions, creams, tinctures, vapes, food products and other medicinal applications. Unlike marijuana, CBD hemp is non-psychoactive and is legal in all states.
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