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.
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.