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Webinar: Climate Extremes and Resiliency: Putting the 2021 Colorado Drought in Perspective

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar

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According to the Colorado Climate Center, 2020 was the second-driest calendar year on record. As drought conditions intensified across Colorado, the State activated the municipal portion of its emergency drought plan for only the second time in history. This year, the snowpack started out slow, but some March storms pushed the state more towards average and looked promising for the remainder of the season. Unfortunately the snowpack peaked earlier than usual and we have quickly returned on a trajectory towards reduced runoff and water supplies. Accordingly, water providers across the State began preparing sooner for what is shaping up to be a severe drought year in 2021.

 Join us as we put the 2021 Colorado drought in perspective. We will hear from Nolan Doesken, retired State Climatologist of Colorado and Founder of CoCoRaHS, who will give us perspective on the history of drought in Colorado. Next, Jeff Lukas, Principal at Lukas Climate Research and Consulting, LLC, will provide perspective on the effects of recent climate extremes that provide context for the current drought conditions across the State. Rounding out our discussion, we will hear from Greg Baker, Manager of Public Relations & Conservation at Aurora Water. Greg will share perspectives from the Metro Drought Coordination Group, a 14-city water-provider coalition focusing on drought plans, drought response and customer communication.

Join us for part two of our 2021 Webinar series!

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