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S.E. Colorado Remaining Drought Free

  July was a slightly cooler and wetter than normal month across much of south central and southeast Colorado, save for areas of above normal temperatures and below to well-below precipitation across the southeast Plains. The warmer and drier than normal conditions across portions of eastern Colorado has allowed for soils to dry out and […]

NWS December Precipitation Summary for Southeast Colorado

Drought Information from National Weather Service  December saw some needed snowfall to portions of south central and southeast Colorado.  Mountain snowfall for December measured 112% of average, but the statewide snowpack as of January First was still only 70% of average.  Precipitation over the southeast plains was spotty and came in near to slightly below […]

NWS Report Shows Under Average Snowpack

As of April 1, 2012, this year’s snowpack levels were well below average for South Central and Southeast Colorado. In the upper Rio Grande Basin, the snowpack as at 53% of average overall, down from 83% of average last month at this time, and tracking well behind last year’s 76% of average.  In the Arkansas […]

National Weather Service S.E. CO Water Supply Outlook

The water supply outlook for south central and southeast Colorado as of June 1, 2011 from the NWS in Pueblo, states that snowpack remained below average in the upper Rio Grande Basin on June 1st.  Across the Arkansas Basin, snowpack ranged from well above average in the headwaters portion of the basin to well below […]

Latest Colorado Drought Status from the Colorado Water Conservation Board

Based on the data and information provided to the WATF by the State Climatologist, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the National Weather Service, and other experts, the WATF recommended the activation of Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan, and recommended the activation of the Agricultural Impact Task Force. These recommendations were […]