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KayDee Gilkey Colorado SnowTel and Drought Monitor Report
by KayDee Gilkey, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: March 13, 2017

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Here with last Thursday’s SnowTel and Drought Monitor Reports is Market Reporter Lindsay Burnet from the Greeley USDA office.

Brunet: “The USDA NRCS National Water and Climate Center’s Colorado SnowTel snow precipation Report for Thursday, March 9th has the Gunnison River Basin snow water equivalent 145; the Upper Colorado River Basin at 134; the South Platte River Basin at 126; the Laramie and North Platte River Basins at 122; the Yampa and White River basins at 119; the Arkansas River Basin at 130; the Upper Rio Grande Basin at 140; and the San Miguel, Delores, Animas, and San Juan River Basins at 148 as a percent of the median of all SnowTel sites in each basin compared to previous years. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor a warm, windy and dry week dominated the High Plains with only scattered rain over the region. Conditions are drying out with the windy and warm weather and any moisture recently received has evaporated quite rapidly.”

According to the the Colorado Proud Monthly calendar there are several events happening across the state this week. Tomorrow and Wednesday is the Vision Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers in Centennial. On the 16th through the 18th is the Four States Ag Expo in Cortez and the Colorado Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting will happen in Longmont on March 17th and 18th. Next Wednesday is the must-attend Ag Day at the Capitol in Denver taking place as part of National Agriculture Week.

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