drought

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Technicolor explosion of wildflowers springs from epic snowpack in Colorado’s high country

We have some ideas where to find the humdinger of a flower show, from the Eastern Plains on west. But please don't call it a "super bloom. "

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Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.

Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.

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Colorado’s rivers are starting to swell — but there are still feet of snow left to melt in the high country

Snowpack levels in some of the state’s river basins remain at about 50% of their peak. A man was killed rafting the Eagle River last week.

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With snow still looming in the nearby San Juan Mountains, Lake City prepares for a deadly spring runoff

Hinsdale County residents aren’t waiting for the deluge. They’ll leave if they must, but for now they’re making their stand -- with sandbags.

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Colorado’s drought is at its lowest level in at least 19 years

The U.S. Drought Monitor released a report Thursday showing that just roughly eight square miles in Colorado -- or 0.01 percent of the state -- is under abnormal dryness. And that might just be from a map-drawing error.

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Colorado’s drought situation continues to improve, with just 11% of the state under dry conditions

Snowpack still is at 155% of average and the slow melt is allowing more water to be captured in reservoirs drawn nearly dry last year

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Colorado drought levels drop by half in a week; governor declares snowpack is “epic”

The U.S. Drought Monitor reported on Thursday that there is no more extreme or exceptional drought conditions in the state, which plagued the Four Corners region after the dry 2018 winter and summer

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“We all recognize we’re looking at a drier future”: Official declares Colorado River drought plan complete

Under the drought plan, states voluntarily would give up water to keep Lake Mead on the Arizona-Nevada border and Lake Powell upstream on the Arizona-Utah border from crashing. Mexico also has agreed to cuts.