Colorado water officials will get an update on mountain snowpack and an early look at potential flooding threats from spring runoff Tuesday.
El Niño is a warming of sea surface temperatures in the western and central Pacific Ocean which can have an impact on global climate patterns.
More than 4 feet of new snow in the mountains has helped boost Colorado’s snowpack, especially in the state’s southwestern corner.
Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West.
A Presidents Day storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Colorado mountains Monday and left some roads in Denver and Colorado Springs glazed with ice for the morning commute.
If you think it’s been unusually warm over the past two weeks, you’re right!
Experts from across the West are gathering in New Mexico to discuss the effects of drought on recreation and tourism.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center shows nearly all of Colorado’s high country is ripe for an avalanche and forecasters have their eyes on how the new snow is going to change things.
Several accidents and snowy conditions closed Interstate-70 at the Eisenhower Tunnel for a short time on Sunday.
A water-measuring flume on a ditch sitting exactly astride Tennessee pass outside Leadville might be as good a place as any to bring Western and Eastern Slope interests together to talk about water.