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Fire dangers/red flag warnings occurring in Alamosa County, Colorado
3/12/2018 9:55:49 AM



CATEGORIES:
Fire
Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Alamosa County, CO

Start Date: 3/10/2018 - End Date: 3/10/2018
No Snow on ground. Only 0.78 measurable precip at this station since Oct 1st: Oct 0.22; Nov 0.08; Dec 0.01; Jan 0.19; Feb 0.22; Mar 0.0. Snow pack on Sangre de Cristos negligible. Evergreen vegetation showing stress. High Fire Danger, Red Flag Warnings whenever wind is predicted. Winter wheat losses expected. Due to high temps and dry conditions, variance to normal April 1st Irrigation Start Date has been granted for Water District 35 (eastern Alamosa and northern Costilla Counties) -- irrigation diversion to start March 12th to hopefully distribute what little runoff occurs onto dry pastures and fields instead of filling dry stream beds in lower Trinchera system and Closed Basin. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Great Sand Dunes 7.0 SSW on 3/10/2018
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