Snowpack in some of Colorado’s high country is the highest seen in decades.
The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff.
Sen. Michael Bennet helped take snowpack readings with snow surveyors at Berthoud Pass on Friday.
Colorado is getting an additional $199 million from the federal government to help communities devastated by September’s historic floods, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday.
This week marks the six month anniversary since the floods devastated Colorado, and while the state has seen recovery there is still a lot to do.
Snowpack levels throughout Colorado remain normal despite a dry second half of December.
Scientists were at the top of Berthoud Pass on Tuesday for the first snow survey for the new year.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says avalanche danger for the Vail Summit area, Grand Mesa and Steamboat Springs is considerable.
The way Colorado surveys snowpack may soon be no more due to budget cuts.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is facing some budget cuts and what may go is monitoring the snow,