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.
Incident meteorologists go into fire zones with crews to forecast weather for firefighters.
Snow packs, reservoirs and aquifers around the state are running dry.
Extremely low water levels has forced the city of Aspen to declare a stage 2 water shortage for the first time in history.
Solitary lookout towers in the western United States still hold an important place in wildland firefighting.
Wildfire threats in Colorado and across the Southwest have been significantly dampened by the monsoon season, but national fire and climatology experts said Wednesday the region is still grappling with the long-term effects of drought.