A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late Friday morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later Friday afternoon. Locations that are higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to them seeing cooler temperatures. So, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less amounts and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
Interior Secretary Gale Norton says dams need to be expanded or new ones built along Colorado's Front Range and other Western urban centers. If not, a water crisis could hit by 2025 because of the region's
In an interview with the Rocky Mountain News, Norton identified
the following areas at being at most risk for experiencing a water
crisis within a couple decades: the Front Range between Fort Collins and Pueblo, Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Houston, Salt Lake City, and Flagstaff, Arizona.
The Bureau of Reclamation identified those areas by looking at
population trends, historic rainfall, water storage and the habitats of endangered species.