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.
A major wildfire in December has given every Coloradan pause, and it should give our elected leaders focus and determination to address the problems that are making these fires worse.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is coping with low stream flows that are affecting snowmaking.
Despite a rain and snow mix that swept into Colorado Wednesday night, the state remains in a drought until significant moisture is received. That’s putting a drain on the state’s natural resources.
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.