Derek Dowsett is the Producer of the County Seat. Now entering his 11th season of the program, he has received what he considers a "Crash Course" in County Government.

Dams do a lot for us – generate power and create fun reservoirs to play at. Find out how when water is released, it can have negative effects on local farming and agriculture.

Flaming gorge dam was built in 1956 as part of the Colorado River Storage Projects Act. Every spring Flaming Gorge Dam floods the river to create wetlands for endangered fish to spawn. This flood is having big impact on the land owners and users of the green river below the dam. Some farmers are losing acres of land due to the high runoff.

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