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USDA OKs Drought Aid For Countries Around The West

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.

04/10/2013

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Topography, Elevation Play Role In Colorado’s Weather Extremes

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.”

04/10/2013

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Colorado Water Users Prepare For More Drought

Back-to-back, drought-plagued winters have prompted Colorado water users and providers to prepare for another dry year.

04/03/2013

Nolan Doesken, a CSU state climatologist, shows off a device used by weather spotters. (credit: CBS)

CSU Climatologists Need Help Keeping An Eye On Moisture Levels

Climatologists at Colorado State University want some help in tracking what promises to be another dry summer.

04/02/2013

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Colorado Farmers Holding Back On Corn Plantings

Farmers around the country collectively intend to plant more corn this year, but growers in dry Colorado are holding back.

03/29/2013

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Watering Limits Coming For Denver, Springs Utilities Customers

Colorado’s largest water utility is poised to declare a Stage 2 drought, meaning mandatory watering restrictions would kick in Monday.

03/26/2013

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Decision Time For Colorado Farmers As Drought Looms

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.

03/23/2013

An image from Copter4 of the foothills on Feb. 27, 2013. (credit: CBS)

March Is Make-Or-Break Month For Colorado Drought

March is a make-or-break month for relieving drought conditions in Colorado.

03/01/2013

Denver Parks and Recreation is closing its grass fields for sports including soccer until April 1. (credit: CBS)

Drought Forces Denver To Close Outdoor Rec Fields

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.

02/22/2013

Denver Parks and Recreation is closing its grass fields for sports including soccer until April 1. (credit: CBS)

Denver Limits Sports Fields Access Due To Drought

As drought conditions linger, Denver Parks and Recreation is closing its grass fields for sports including soccer until April 1.

02/22/2013

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