Light snow/rain continue to develop along northern El Paso County, as well as wind picking up in this location. This trend will continue to extend to the south throughout the afternoon hours. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
(Denver-AP) -- Lawmakers are considering several long- and
short-term solutions to ease the effects of Colorado's extended
Short-term solutions include asking Cherry Creek Reservoir to
give up water to help farmers save remaining crops, or asking
farmers to sell unneeded irrigation water to cities if monsoons
fill their ditches.
Long-term solutions included building new water projects such as
the so-called ``Big Straw'' on the Western Slope.
The ``Big Straw'' project would pipe Colorado River water from the Utah borders east over the mountains to the Front Range.
Lawmakers heard these proposals at a hearing at the Capitol
Some lawmakers say the state should consider water conservation measures that include restrictions on water-dependent