Colorado Drought

Grizzly Creek Fire incident Management Team

Over the past two decades, most of Colorado’s wildfires lit up in the months of June and July. This year? The state saw six fires spark in August, half of which set records in size. To learn more, KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with the Colorado State Climatologist and Director of Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University, Russ Schumacher.

AH Marsh photo

Colorado River water demand is on the rise but the supply is dwindling. Is there enough water to meet agricultural, industrial, and municipal needs, and still leave some for recreation and ecosystems? In western Colorado, ranchers and conservationists have a plan to help ensure that all water needs from Glenwood Springs to DeBeque are secure. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found that, so far, the project has produced some surprising results.