Drought

9:00am

Sun June 10, 2012
Environment

Colorado Snowpack at Only 2% of Average

Kirk Siegler KUNC

A mild winter coupled with higher than average temperatures are causing what little snow is left in the mountains to disappear.

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12:49pm

Thu June 7, 2012
Environment

Hayman Fire Anniversary Stirs Memories, Draws Comparisons to 2012

A helicopter drops water on the Hayman Fire southwest of Denver in June of 2002.
Chad Johnston Flickr - Creative Commons

Despite recent rains, state and federal officials continue to warn that severe drought and historically low snowpack mean Colorado could be in for a long wildfire season.

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5:00am

Thu June 7, 2012
Environment

Amid Wildfire Risk, More Colorado Counties to Adopt Fire Bans

Low water as seen at Lake Dillon on June 6th, 2011.
kelley.tara Flickr - Creative Commons

Severe drought hitting much of Colorado’s mountains is prompting many local officials to consider implementing fire bans; a move that follows similar restrictions already in place along the tinder dry Front Range. 

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5:00am

Tue June 5, 2012
Environment

Drought Continues to Hurt Colorado Aspen Trees

ldandersen Creative Commons

Aspen trees in Colorado and the west have been decimated by a long and exceptionally dry drought. The southern Rockies lost more than 1.3 million trees alone between 2005 and 2010.

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5:39am

Tue May 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Good News: Beryl Weakened. Better News: It Drenched Parched Areas

A National Weather Service radar image of Beryl early this morning. It was stretching from North Florida into Georgia.
National Weather Service

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