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Text and photos by Michael Forsberg
A rancher draws water from a well at an old
schoolhouse in eastern Colorado.
Just as blood courses through our veins,
water pulses through the Great Plains, giving
lifeblood to the heart of our continent. Water
is a lifeline that sustains migrations and
drives the rhythm of the seasons. Water is
an enabler and a transporter, a force that
encourages restoration and renewal.