Late summer and fall of 2019 lacked precipitation and the Roaring Fork Watershed started winter in a drought. While the 2019-2020 winter season had an average snowpack, below average precipitation from March-May, coupled with dry soils from fall 2019, quickly elevated our drought status. As water users, we all depend on the ecosystems, energy, food, and industries supported by water in this arid Western landscape.
Roaring Fork Conservancy’s is paying attention to the effects low precipitation is having on the rivers and streams of the Roaring Fork Watershed. Please check back here often to learn about our efforts, and resources and information relevant to the drought conditions experienced in Western Colorado.
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