Goldilocks forecasts the weather

“It should be cooling down to 95° by the time you get here, but we’re still in an extreme drought,” my dad lamented as we discussed my upcoming visit to Pueblo. The weather has been so hot and dry in Colorado this summer that people aren’t even allowed to smoke outside in many places, due…

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Battling Floods and Saving Trout – 20 Years of Work for the Brown’s Creek Watershed District

Next year, the Brown’s Creek Watershed District will celebrate its 20-year anniversary and Leiser, the guy with a now-dry basement, is still working hard to prevent flooding and protect lakes and streams throughout the watershed.

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Heavy rains wreak havoc on local streams and stormwater systems

Depending on how densely an area is developed, we often see 20%, 30% or even 50% of the rain running off instead of soaking into the ground or being captured by plants.

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South Washington Watershed District adapts to changing times and new challenges

New development continues to be one of the biggest challenge facing the watershed.

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Protecting the St. Croix River

In Washington County, raingardens, shoreline plantings and grassed waterways are spreading like wildflowers. There were nearly 100 clean water projects on private land in the county in 2009, and 130 in 2010.

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Running to Brazil

On the two days we visited this January, the falls at Iguazu cascaded downward in breathtaking hues of turquoise and blue, but photos taken by other travelers only one month earlier showed the river swollen with water like chocolate milk.

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