Drought

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Despite Poor Snowpack, Good Planning Has Colorado Above Average For Water

It appears drought restrictions may not be necessary this year, according to Denver Water — despite water becoming a scarcity in the states to the west. Although the annual watering rules will still be in place.

04/07/2015

The Colorado River (credit: Shannon Cordingly/Eagle County Sheriff's Office)

Rocky Mountain Snow Offers Scant Encouragement To California

Drought-weary Californians can’t expect much encouragement from mountains elsewhere in the West: Snow that fills the Colorado River is lagging, too.

04/03/2015

Diana Webb took this photo on June 26 when the Waldo Canyon Fire exploded.

Snowpack Lowest In Colorado Since Deadly 2012 Wildfire Season

While there is still time for snow to accumulate in the mountains, the window of opportunity is closing fast.

03/31/2015

Coffee (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Six Food Favorites Affected By Climate Change

The effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.

03/05/2015

Icy Water In NYC (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

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Colorado Mountain Snow Is Bright Spot During Drought In West

Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West.

02/18/2015

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Western Experts Gather For Regional Drought Forum

Experts from across the West are gathering in New Mexico to discuss the effects of drought on recreation and tourism.

01/28/2015

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Colorado Wants To Capture Every Legal Drop Of State’s Snowmelt

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out a first-of-its kind water plan Wednesday, a draft plan to address the state’s projected future water shortage.

12/10/2014

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‘Exceptional’ Drought Rating Lifted In Southeastern Colorado

Parts of Colorado are still very dry but the state no longer has any areas with the most severe drought conditions.

08/14/2014

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Monsoon Helps Ease Drought In Southwest States

A generous monsoon has helped ease drought conditions in Colorado and the Southwest, but parts of the hard-hit southern Plains still have a long way to go.

08/07/2014

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