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Warmer Weather, Water Use Reminder

Warmer Weather, Water Use Reminder

    The Lamar Police Report for the past weekend included a jump in advisements around the city regarding improper watering procedures. The City of Lamar is still at Mandatory Stage 1 water restrictions which allow users to water any day of the week except Friday but still curtail watering between 10am and 6pm, a […]

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

The second phase of US Highway 287 construction through downtown Lamar has been underway for about three weeks now and it seems to be moving at a quicker pace than the initial phase of roadwork between Park and Oak Streets. Crews recently installed a waterline on the south side of the railroad tracks to the […]

February 2018 Drought Update

February 2018 Drought Update

  2018 has started off warm and dry across most of the state with very few below average temperatures; and despite recent precipitation, it is unlikely that many basins in the southern half of the state will be able to reach average snow accumulation this season. 71 percent of the state is in some level […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT- February 16, 2018

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT- February 16, 2018

    …Moderate to Severe Drought continues across Southern Colorado… Weather conditions through-out January of 2018 played a similar tune to the last few months of 2017; namely warm and dry across most of South Central and Southeast Colorado. A few weather systems brought some precipitation to the area, favoring northern portions of the state, […]

Slow Burn on the Creek

Slow Burn on the Creek

    The Lamar Fire Department took advantage of the calm winds from Wednesday, February 14th, to burn off the growth of weeds in the Willow Creek Canal, east of the park. Although it has been a dry season, the creek still had a small supply of running water. Crews stood watch as clumps of […]

Lack of Snow Reduces Expected Water Availability for Lower Arkansas

Lack of Snow Reduces Expected Water Availability for Lower Arkansas

  The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to monitor the accumulation of snow in the Arkansas and Rio Grande river basins. The amount of water contained in the snowpack is measured in Snow-Water Equivalent (SWE). This is basically a translation of how much water would be produced by melting all the snow.  The primary source […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – 1055 AM MST Friday, Jan 26, 2018 After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has allowed for moderate to severe drought conditions to develop and expand across much of the area. With that said, the […]

City Gets Briefed on ARPA Bond Reduction Plan

City Gets Briefed on ARPA Bond Reduction Plan

  Now that the litigation between the City of Lamar and ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, has been settled, ARPA is looking for a means to reduce the size of the $140M in outstanding construction bonds for the Lamar Repowering Project. ARPA General Manager, Rick Rigel, explained the process ARPA is considering to the Lamar […]

January 2018 Drought Update

January 2018 Drought Update

  The start of Water Year 2018 has been warm and dry across most of the state. However, recent precipitation in the northern half of the state has helped those basins, while storms have largely missed the southern half of the state. November 2017 was the warmest November on record, while December was the 7th […]

Made for the Shade

Made for the Shade

    A new shade pavilion at North Gateway Park has been installed, funded from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, ‘Fishing for Fun’ program. “The pavilion was installed January 4th and 5th,” said Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director, adding, “It measures 20 by 44 feet and was erected just south of the rest […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - January 2018

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – January 2018

  National Weather Service National Weather Service Pueblo Co – 730 PM MST  January 11, 2018  …Moderate to Severe Drought expands across Southern Colorado…  SYNOPSIS… After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has brought on moderate to severe drought […]

Perhaps it Just Seemed Drier this Year

Perhaps it Just Seemed Drier this Year

  The National Weather Service website for local precipitation levels from the past year shows that for the most part, 2017 was actually wetter than 2016. A lot of our moisture has come in scattered rainfalls, usually measuring less than half an inch at a time spread over a 24 hour period. Some, however, have […]

South Central and Southeast Colorado 2017 Summer and Early Fall Climate Summary

South Central and Southeast Colorado 2017 Summer and Early Fall Climate Summary

  After a wet spring of 2017, the first month of “Meteorological Summer” warmed up and dried out across south central and southeast Colorado. While some portions of Eastern Colorado saw spotty amounts of above normal precipitation through the month of June, along with bouts of severe weather, most of south central and southeast Colorado […]

Colorado Drought Update-November 2017

Colorado Drought Update-November 2017

  Water Year 2017 ended up being tied for the third warmest on record and the 30th wettest on record. So far in October and November of the current water year, most of the state has experienced above normal temperatures. The southern half of the state has recorded below normal precipitation at SNOTEL stations, while […]

CDOT Urging Drivers to Prepare for winter

CDOT Urging Drivers to Prepare for winter

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is gearing up to battle adverse conditions this winter and encouraging drivers to do the same. “Just as we get ready for the winter months ahead, we’re recommending that drivers do the same, such as ensuring their vehicle is properly winterized, including making sure that they […]