Drought dilemma

It’s not uncommon to find Paonia Reservoir near-empty in late fall, but this year the reservoir is lower than usual in order for some work to be done on the outlet structure.



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It’s not uncommon to find Paonia Reservoir near-empty in late fall, but this year the reservoir is lower than usual in order for some work to be done on the outlet structure.

The warm temperatures and dry conditions facing ski resorts and water managers are discouraging but not unprecedented, and no one can say if it’s part of a longer trend. There’s…




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