A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
Colorado park managers are hoping to cushion the effect of budget cuts by limiting closures and hours at some parks.
The National Park Service, which runs 12 parks, monuments, historical sites and a recreation area in Colorado, is trimming $134 million from its national budget.
Under the current plan, the state's four parks will be hiring fewer permanent and seasonal workers, closing campgrounds and reducing hours for visitor centers.
Colorado tourism manager Al White tells the Denver Post the state is not planning any aggressive efforts to counter potential declines in public-land vacationers this summer.
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