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.
Thirty of Colorado’s 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat.
When his drought-stricken Nebraska farm was blanketed with several inches of snow, Tom Schwarz welcomed the moisture. But it wasn’t nearly enough.
The outlook for a major change in Colorado’s drought is uncertain even though holiday storms have improved the mountain snowpack, a climate researcher said Thursday.
In his 38 years in wildlife management, Perry Will has never seen a bear season like 2012.