The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved new designations allowing farmers and ranchers around the West, including nine Colorado counties, to seek federal aid to get through the drought.
Colorado can be a land of extremes when it comes to weather, with radical temperature swings and sudden storms. Learn more about it, and watch video from the CBS4 special “Eye on the Storm.”
Back-to-back, drought-plagued winters have prompted Colorado water users and providers to prepare for another dry year.
Climatologists at Colorado State University want some help in tracking what promises to be another dry summer.
Farmers around the country collectively intend to plant more corn this year, but growers in dry Colorado are holding back.
Colorado’s largest water utility is poised to declare a Stage 2 drought, meaning mandatory watering restrictions would kick in Monday.
Brown stalks of corn sliced off a few inches above the ground stretch across a field at Ackerman Farms north of Fort Collins, where Eldon Ackerman’s family has farmed since 1928.
March is a make-or-break month for relieving drought conditions in Colorado.
Denver’s playing fields are covered with snow but drought is what’s forcing the Parks & Rec department to shut down outdoor ball fields until April.
As drought conditions linger, Denver Parks and Recreation is closing its grass fields for sports including soccer until April 1.