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April 19, 2023: Snowmelt spells sandbags in Dolores, CO; Winery adjusts to a changing climate

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29min 09sec
snowpack melting spring runoff
Courtesy Montezuma County
Volunteers in Dolores pile sandbags to combat flooding from spring runoff.

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Spring runoff is the lifeblood of Colorado's rivers. It's also sandbag season in the town of Dolores, in the southwestern part of the state. Today: snowpack, snowmelt, flooding, and climate change. Then, winemakers in Palisade confront climate change.