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Will high-pressure ridge leave Rockies high and dry?

Could high-pressure ridge in the Pacific give ski towns in Rockies a dry Christmas? Also, a disturbing link to melting ice in the rapidly warming Arctic. Continue reading

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Snow, runoff and the Colorado River Basin

It was a good snow year in the headwaters of the Colorado River. So why has the runoff been so-so? Continue reading

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Creating a new water normal in mountain towns

Breckenridge is among Colorado’s mountain towns looking to take measures to encourage more efficient use of water for outdoor lawn irrigation. “We have to walk the talk,” says Tim Gagen, the town manager. “We can’t just sit up here and say we have all the water, now we’ll use it.”

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