COLORADO SPRINGS - Snowy rooftops in April, if even just a trace, are a good sign when it comes to the drought. There may not be enough moisture to actually help irrigate the lawn, but the freezing cold temperatures have kept most of us from turning on the sprinklers.
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Farming this year means more work than usual because of dry weather conditions, but it's not this year's crop they're worried about.
We found out farmers need a white winter in the mountains or things could get worse.
"This is what Mother Nature gave us," said Carl Musso,... more »
Farmers say the heat this year means more watering and irrigation than usual.
Despite more work, this year's crop isn't too bad in Pueblo County.
They are worried about next year, and everything will depend on Mother Nature.
We'll hear from a farmer later today on News 5.... more »
The Pueblo Chieftain reports that deals transferring water out of agriculture eventually could dry up one-third of the historically irrigated land in the Arkansas River basin.
The newspaper says that transfers from 1950 to the present could take water off nearly 150,000 acres out of 450,000 historically irrigated acres... more »
Authorities have destroyed about 4,400 marijuana plants growing on the Pike National forest in central Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service and Douglas County sheriff's office removed the plants near Deckers Wednesday.
Authorities say four men were seen fleeing the area as officers arrived. Officers didn't find the men.
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A woman who drowned in a northern Colorado irrigation canal while trying to rescue her dog has been identified as 23-year-old Brittany R. Schult of the Eden Valley area west of Loveland.
The Larimer County coroner ruled Sunday that Schult's death was an accident.
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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says a series of drenching storms has freed up more water for parched farms and cities throughout California.
Salazar announced Tuesday that growers in the farm belt south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will receive at least 25 percent of the water they have contracted... more »