After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
A water advocacy group says Colorado is losing precious water because of structural problems in 193 dams. Colorado Water Congress director Dick MacRavey says the dams are not allowed to hold their full capacity because of structural problems or other concerns. That means water that Colorado could be storing for use here is instead flowing out of state.
MacRavey says the state is losing more than 146,000 acre feet of storage capacity because of the problems.
Deputy state engineer Jack Byers says the restrictions were imposed after a review of each dam. But Byers says the unused capacity is a tiny fraction of the state's total storage capacity of 6.5 million
He says two of the restricted dams account for 65,000 acre feet or nearly half of the total lost capacity. Those dams are Two Buttes southeast of Lamar and Cucharas Dam Number Five near Walsenburg.
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