Natural Resources Conservation Service http://www.kunc.org en Heavy Rains Send Iowa's Precious Soil Downriver http://www.kunc.org/post/heavy-rains-send-iowas-precious-soil-downriver What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, the Midwest was heading into one of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/07/25/157355792/meat-producers-and-ultimately-consumers-hurt-by-drought">the worst droughts</a> in decades. Now much of the region is soggy.<p>But the biggest loser from this year's heavy rains? Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:12:00 +0000 46991 at http://www.kunc.org Heavy Rains Send Iowa's Precious Soil Downriver What Does it Take to Rehabilitate the High Park Burn Zone? http://www.kunc.org/post/what-does-it-take-rehabilitate-high-park-burn-zone <p>Full containment of the 87,500 acre <a href="http://kunc.org/post/slideshow-high-park-fire-pictures-buckhorn-mtn">High Park Fire</a> closed one chapter for firefighters, but opened what&rsquo;s expected to be an even longer one for restoration crews.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:03:42 +0000 Grace Hood 31053 at http://www.kunc.org What Does it Take to Rehabilitate the High Park Burn Zone? Protecting Northern Colorado Water After the Fires http://www.kunc.org/post/protecting-northern-colorado-water-after-fires <p>With recent wildfires in northern Colorado now under control, the <a href="http://greeleygov.com/Water/default.aspx" target="_blank">City of Greeley</a> is focusing on protecting its drinking water supplies. This week the USDA&#39;s <a href="http://www.co.nrcs.usda.gov/" target="_blank">Natural Resources Conservation Service</a> announced that it is awarding the city $500,000 to help mitigation efforts. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:00:01 +0000 Erin OToole 30257 at http://www.kunc.org Protecting Northern Colorado Water After the Fires Nonprofit Launches Unusual Project to Combat Drought http://www.kunc.org/post/nonprofit-launches-unusual-project-combat-drought <p>Facing potential drought and lower-than-average river flows this summer, one Colorado nonprofit is launching a program it hopes will make a difference.</p><p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:57:55 +0000 Grace Hood 26110 at http://www.kunc.org Nonprofit Launches Unusual Project to Combat Drought Northern Co. Snowpack Losing Ground in March http://www.kunc.org/post/northern-co-snowpack-losing-ground-march <p>The recent stretch of warm, sunny weather in northern Colorado is taking a toll on the state&rsquo;s already lagging snowpack. &nbsp;Despite modest gains from several February storms, forecasters say the snowpack is shrinking with each warm day. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:56:31 +0000 Erin OToole 24275 at http://www.kunc.org Northern Co. Snowpack Losing Ground in March