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.
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.