Dillon Reservoir is down about 18 feet from normal water levels. The biggest casualty of the low levels is the Frisco Marina where 900 feet of dock needs to be moved nearly every day.
Drought conditions have affected waterfowl habitat on the Eastern Plains so much that hunters may have to work harder to find ducks and geese this fall and winter.
Water regulators are asking farmers, ranchers and other water users to share their ideas for dealing with the current drought.
Thornton says it is now seeing signs of a Stage 2 drought. That means new watering restrictions are starting Sept. 1.
Farmers in Weld County and in other parts of the Colorado plains are dealing with drought conditions.
The U.S. Agriculture Department hopes to help Colorado cattle ranchers who are suffering from this year’s drought.
The U.S. Department for Agriculture has warned that is a high probability of food price increase due to a severe drought in the Midwest.
Higher prices haven’t hit Colorado as a result of the drought across more than half of the U.S. but experts believe it’s just a matter of time until we experience higher milk, corn and meat prices.
Recent rains are too little, too late for Colorado farmers and ranchers. The drought conditions mean many will be in the red this season.
Unlimited fishing is being allowed at a reservoir in northeast Colorado where water levels have dropped sharply because of severe drought.