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DLM2565 The morning sky reflects in an irrigation ditch as Alan Frank, right, and his son, Erik Frank, prepare to move some syphon tubes to irrigate one of their cornfields near Gilcrest, Colo. Wed., June 27, 2007. The Franks had 12 wells shut down and now have only a small amount of surface water to farm with. Erik would like to follow in Alan's footsteps one day and farm on his own, but his father said he discourages him because he doesn't see a future in farming in Colorado. Frank's wells are in the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District Well Augmentation Subdistrict. Since having his wells turned off Frank has tried to adapt and grows less corn and more crops such as winter wheat and sunflowers that require a lot less water. Wheat and sunflowers are not worth as much as an irrigated corn crop and Frank said he has seen his total revenue decrease by about 75 percent. (DARIN MCGREGOR/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) **Alan Frank (cq) **Erik Frank (cq)

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