Natural Resource Conservation Service

January 6, 2014--Drought could be on the way back (Post Independent)

After a very dry start, fall rain and early snow eased most of Colorado out of the intense drought we experienced in 2012 and the beginning of 2013. Parched soils and trees soaked up the moisture, stream flows recovered, and next year’s water supply, in the form of snow, began building up nicely. As of Dec.

April 1, 2013--Farmers and ranchers can mitigate the impacts of drought with drought plans and conservation systems (North Forty News)

USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service is helping to mitigate the impacts of drought across the nation. With good drought plans and conservation systems, farmers and ranchers are better equipped to manage dry and other extreme weather. NRCS hydrologists are predicting continued drought for the western part of the nation and other states may also be facing dry conditions.

April 7, 2009--Alamosa looks at river projects (Pueblo Chieftain)

The city is looking at two conservation proposals that could bring money to its coffers and a better functioning Rio Grande as the river runs through the 1,300-acre, city-owned ranch north of town.

July 6, 2008--Drought plagues rangeland (Pueblo Chieftain)

Drought has returned to Southeastern Colorado and is stressing rangeland, according to the federal agency that oversees conservation of natural resources. The U.S. Drought Monitor this week shows some parts of the state entering moderate to severe drought conditions.

May 1, 2008--Climate modelers see modern echo in '30s Dust Bowl (Environmental News Network)

Climate scientists using computer models to simulate the 1930s Dust Bowl on the U.S Great Plains have found that dust raised by 

March 17, 2008--State officials on flood watch (Rocky Mountain News)

The state also started asking residents to prepare for what could be an active flood season, advising homeowners to check flood insurance and to buy coverage if none was in place. "It appears we have a very challenging year ahead of us," said Harris Sherman, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.

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