Colorado Drought

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By 2050, summer drought severity in Colorado is projected to be among the worst in the country.

From a study from University of New Hampshire, during a low snow season Colorado can see a loss of up to $117M in economic value and $154M in ski resort revenue. Colorado has the highest employment of state winter tourism jobs and has the most visitors of any state for winter tourism. Both heat and drought can have an impact on this integral part of Colorado’s economy.

What's Happening with Drought?


Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More


What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

Tinder-dry conditions that have resulted from months with little to no rain and toasty fall temperatures have allowed the fires to reach unusual heights. More

New York

Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme. It Could Become Normal

The risk posed by future storms like Sandy is only going to increase due to climate change. The potential for stronger storms and rising seas mean Sandy-level flooding could could occur once every 23 years as opposed to once every 400... More

Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

Western firefighting veterans lamenting a “new normal” amid surging forest fires have received an explanation for the destructiveness they’ve been unable to quell... More

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