A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect on Tuesday afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
A Senate committee will decide if the state has enough money to pay for a plan that would create a new framework for water negotiations all over Colorado.
House Bill 1177 would create a statewide river basins compact committee that would negotiate solutions to Colorado's growing water supply crisis, which is the first step in what lawmakers say may be the last best chance for a solution for the state's water storage problems.
Opponents are questioning the $247,000 cost, saying it is a lot to pay for just talking about the issue.
The bill would establish a compact for the state's seven river basins modeled loosely on the Colorado River Compact of 1922, which governs how the water of the Colorado River is divided among seven neighboring states.