Many factors will play into this year’s fire season, including drought, winter snow and this summer’s weather pattern.
It’s ironic and convenient they are located in Boulder where the flood did some of its worst damage. They are analyzing all the data to determine whether this is truly the 100-year flood or brought on by climate change.
Until last week, drought had been Longmont farmer Bill Haserbush’s biggest concern.
After back-to-back driest years in a century on the Colorado River, federal water managers are giving Arizona and Nevada a 50-50 chance of having water deliveries cut in 2016.
After a dry summer, southern Colorado is getting more moisture than it can handle.
Exceptional drought conditions and untimely freezes that have left some southeast Colorado winter wheat fields with nothing to harvest also have limited the certified seed supply for next season.
The state of Colorado has made its draft drought mitigation and response plan available for public comment.
Water managers from seven states, Indian tribes and conservation groups are pledging to find ways to wring more from every drop of water in the drought-stricken Colorado River.
Though April brought more than 20 inches of snow to Colorado’s Front Range, Southwest Colorado has seen little of that spring moisture.
The wet spring in Colorado could spell relief for more than a million homeowners who rely on Denver Water.