A Carnegie-led team of scientists studied how the trees were affected by drought, and developed a model to predict how future climate patterns would affect the aspen.
The drought has ended for much of Colorado, but the U.S. Drought Monitor map shows big red splotches over southeastern parts Colorado, meaning “extreme” to “exceptional” conditions -- the worst drought ratings. And that's causing beef prices to climb.
The US Department of Agriculture has designated 15 Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas.
A severe drought is hitting farmers and ranchers in this state hard. But they’ve been here before. A similar drought, ten years ago, walloped agriculture.