Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
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.
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