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Looking closer at drought conditions in Colorado


September 2, 2020

There is no hiding that the final days of summer has brought more grueling temperatures and limited rain. And, along with these patterns, comes more concern about the current drought in Colorado. As conditions get worse, concerns from farmers and livestock producers grow. Wildfires move through the mountains and spread across ranches, water levels in reservoirs drop, crops continue to struggle and securing forages for cattle become more difficult. These pains are felt throughout the state and keep many farmers, ranchers, and researchers wide-awake at night.

The study of drought is muc...

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