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15 May 2018

May 2018 Streamflow & Climate Outlook

Colorado’s snowpack is melting quickly, following a lackluster winter that produced below average precipitation for the majority of the state. While streamflow forecasts for the northern part of Colorado are looking close to average, …

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“Lessons from the Rural West” - A Report

We were thrilled to be one of 39 Western advocates, academics, and landowners interviewed for "Lessons from the Rural West", a report produced for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation by M+R. The report sought to define how to best …

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April 2018 Early Season Outlook

Early April brought significant moisture to the northern mountains, but unfortunately, the southern part of the state largely missed out. This geographical split is reflected in the official April 1st streamflow forecasts from the National Oceanic …

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March 2018 Early Season Outlook

February snowfall helped Colorado’s snowpack, and put smiles on the faces of those who enjoy winter recreation, but it was not enough to foster a return to average snowpack conditions across the state. March started dry, but snowier …

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February 2018 Early Season Outlook

Since our January update, winter storms have largely stuck to the expected pattern throughout Colorado, bringing little snow to parts of our state. The farther along we get in water year 2018 (in Colorado, the “water year” starts on …

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January 2018 Early Season Outlook

There’s no doubt about it - Water Year 2018 is off to a tough start, with statewide snowpack well below average as of January 8th. While it’s still early in the season, there are potentially serious implications lurking behind …

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