Drought - Fire - Flood Email Forum

Re: Define drought

MM ()
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 12:56:53 -0600

Thank you Jeff and Connie for giving us more background on drought cycles and
issues of measuring and defining drought.

My understanding is that the city of Boulder is now working on a drought plan but
is still studying the issues involved (including looking at Connie's tree ring
studies.) Compared with other regional communities, the city of Boulder has a
reputation of being "water rich" since it is less reliant on Colorado
Big-Thompson water from the western side of the continental divide. Towns like
Erie that are struggling trying to find water for the immediate demand would have
much less of a cushion than the city of Boulder-- but it seems to me that
ultimately all front range communities are vulnerable to the prospect of drought
and water shortages.


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