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Soil Erosion and Agriculture Sustainability

Soil Erosion and Agriculture Sustainability

  As Southeastern Colorado enters the third consecutive year of drought, the threat of soil erosion caused by wind is increased.  Drought affects soil moisture, plant growth and the amount of crop residue left after harvesting.  Although farmers and ranchers have adopted soil conservation practices over the years, wind erosion remains one of the most […]

NWS Says Drought Conditions Continue in Colorado

NWS Says Drought Conditions Continue in Colorado

The National Weather Service reports the current U.S. Drought Monitor continues to indicate severe drought conditions across all of Teller, El Paso, Pueblo, Crowley, Otero, Kiowa, Bent, Prowers and Baca counties. Fire Danger remains very high to extreme across most of southeast Colorado with area fire agencies having to extinguish multiple wildfires over the past […]