A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this 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. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
(Denver-AP) -- Governor Owens today signed legislation to help
farmers and ranchers increase water supplies during this year's
The bill was passed during a special state legislative session
last month and provides loans and grants to farmers to help them
supplement water supplies by purchasing it from others.
The bill also creates an emergency one (M) million dollar
drought response fund.
Owens says nature is testing Colorado's farmers and ranchers
this year as they work to weather the severe drought.
He says the new law will provide direct emergency assistance to help these Coloradans get water they need.