All eyes will be on Colorado tonight as the University of Denver hosts the first presidential debate. We recently sat down with Colorado Senator Mark Udall to discuss the role Colorado is playing in this year’s campaign, as well as the issues facing the state as the election nears.
This map shows basin snow water equivalent (SWE) as a percent of average.
Credit NIDIS / Colorado Climate Center
Historically low snowpack combined with earlier-than-usual runoff could make this summer difficult for water managers in Summit County. Water officials meeting this week to discuss options are drawing on lessons from a decade ago.
This week we’ve been reporting on March’s record hot, dry weather – and now we’ve learned the state’s snowpack declined by as much as 30% last month. Perhaps a more alarming figure is the fact that 98% of the state is currently in some level of drought.