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Front Range

Front Range refers to the band of large municipalities that sit along the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. This region is marked by intense development and harbors a majority of the state's population. The Front Range stretches from the northern communities of Fort Morgan, Fort Collins and Greeley, near the Colorado-Wyoming border, through the Denver metropolitan area and south to Colorado Springs and Pueblo. The term "I-25 corridor" is synonymous with the Front Range, since these communities are all in close proximity to this traffic artery. The Front Range generally lacks the surface water resources necessary to support its population, agriculture and industries and has become increasingly reliant upon transmountain diversions to augment its natural water supplies.

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