Watershed Council: Planning for our community’s water future
Credit: Lizzie Schoder, Vail Daily
In low snow years like last year, the effects to our community can be felt immediately from the loss of revenue from ski tourism to low flows in our rivers in the following hot summer months leading to voluntary fishing closures and a lackluster whitewater season. Our angling, boating, recreation, wildlife and aquatic communities all feel the impact. While it seems Ullr has different plans this year, as we are in the midst of back-to-back storm cycles refreshing our snowpack and currently putting us at about 136 percent of normal, we aren't nearly in the clear of the drought in the Colorado River Basin, or its long-term companion, aridification.
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