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November 2013 Drought Update from Colorado Water Conservation Board

November 2013 Drought Update from Colorado Water Conservation Board

  Continued precipitation across much of the state has led to significant improvements in most of Colorado. However the Arkansas basin is still experiencing exceptional, D4, drought conditions. Storage levels are strong and better than they were this time last year, easing concerns of municipal providers. Early season snow has been decent, but long range […]

Some Drought Improvement in Early Fall for Southeast Colorado

Some Drought Improvement in Early Fall for Southeast Colorado

    A wet summer, combined with good early season snowfall across the higher terrain and cool temperatures through October has  allowed for continued improvement in drought conditions across south central Colorado, but there has not been as much precipitation for southeastern plains counties.  The National Weather Service out of Pueblo reports Moderate D1 Drought […]

An All Too Familiar Sight

An All Too Familiar Sight

North of Clay Creek, south of Lamar – Picture by Doug Hasser Alter the size and shape of the 18 wheeler in the first photograph to what it might have looked like 80 years ago and this could have been a picture taken around 1930.  Instead, it was photographed Monday afternoon, April 22, along northbound Highway […]

NWS Drought Summary for SE CO as of January 5, 2012

NWS Drought Summary for SE CO as of January 5, 2012

Hydrologic Summary: Mountain snowpack at the end of December was running slightly below average across southeast and south central Colorado.  The Arkansas Basin reported 88% of average snowpack overall.  The Rio Grande Basin in south central Colorado reported 92%. Streamflow was generally near average at the end of December.  Overall reservoir storage was below average.  […]