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CWCB/Dept of Natural Resources-January 2016 Drought Update

CWCB/Dept of Natural Resources-January 2016 Drought Update

  Snowpack through the first quarter of the water year (October- September) was above normal for nearly the entire state and well above normal in the San Juan Mountains. A cool and wet December helped to alleviate abnormally dry conditions over the majority of the state. Long-term forecast favor the state for continued above average […]

NWS Pueblo Hydrology Update

NWS Pueblo Hydrology Update

Hydrology Report from National Weather Service-Pueblo–February 9, 2012  A warm and mainly dry January is keeping much of south central and southeast Colorado in moderate to severe drought.  The current U.S. Drought Monitor continues to indicate Extreme Drought (D3) conditions across extreme southeastern Baca County.  Severe drought (D2) conditions remain across most of the rest […]

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.  […]

 2011/2012 Winter Outlook for South Central and Southeast Colorado

2011/2012 Winter Outlook for South Central and Southeast Colorado

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of NOAA’s National Weather Service has announced the re-emergence of La Nina conditions across the eastern equatorial Pacific, with the expectation that these conditions will strengthen and persist through the Northern Hemisphere Winter Season, before diminishing through the spring of 2012. La Nina is the periodic cooling of ocean waters […]

Drought Update, Record Heat Recorded in S.E. Colorado

Drought Update, Record Heat Recorded in S.E. Colorado

The climate synopsis from the National Weather Service in Pueblo recapped conditions in the lower half of the state for this past July.  The southwest monsoon became fairly active across the region over July, and brought some much needed rainfall to southern Colorado.  However the spotty rainfalls were not enough to overcome the extremely dry […]

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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 […]

Drought Expanding Across Southeast Colorado

Drought Expanding Across Southeast Colorado

La Nina conditions are expected to weaken into June, which is expected to bring dry conditions for the eastern plains and southern Colorado. The National Weather Service out of Pueblo reports the current U.S. Drought Monitor now indicates extreme drought conditions across Baca County as well as extreme eastern Las Animas County, extreme southeastern Bent […]