Record-breaking heat last week and over the weekend hasn't helped firefighters battling wildfires across the state.
Drought has severely affected reservoir levels in Colorado and water supply is well below normal in almost all of the state’s major basins.
Some companies are even posting record revenue numbers. They attribute the good fortune to water-saving programs and experience.
“If storage in Lake Powell cannot rebound in an era where the Upper Basin consumes less than two-thirds of its legal apportionment, then the crisis is already real.”
About 30 percent of the Little Book Cliffs herd will be trapped by the BLM to minimize overgrazing.
The chances of a shortfall in Lake Mead, the Colorado River’s biggest reservoir, are now 57 percent, up from the 52 percent projected in May.
Mesa County rancher Janie VanWinkle is one of the workshop organizers. She has already had to sell off 10 percent of her herd.
Colorado's drought monitor shows some improvement in Central Colorado, however much of the western portion of the state is still under "severe drought" or worse.
Grand Junction has implemented mandatory outdoor water restrictions. Prior restrictions were voluntary.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have fishing restrictions in nearly a half dozen rivers across the state.