Virtual Drought Tour

Please note that all stories submitted will be part of the state's official record and subject to the Colorado Open Records Act.

The Drought and Agriculture Impact Task Forces have expanded on a virtual drought tour concept to assess conditions from those most impacted by the 2020 drought and active wildfire season. In lieu of the widely valued 2018 in-person southwestern drought tour, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado Department of Agriculture, and Colorado State University Water Center are co-leading a multimedia outreach effort.

The goal is to hear from producers and communities significantly impacted by drought both through this public engagement platform and through local interviews where possible to collect anecdotal reports of drought impacts, conditions, economic challenges, and, especially, adaptive ideas and solutions.

The primary audience for drought impact reports, stories, questions, and suggestions are three interagency drought teams that collectively report to the legislators and Governor on recommended actions. Activity here is closely monitored by CWCB staff.

Your participation can directly inform current and future statewide drought response efforts. Thank you for your willingness to engage!

Please note that all stories submitted will be part of the state's official record and subject to the Colorado Open Records Act.

The Drought and Agriculture Impact Task Forces have expanded on a virtual drought tour concept to assess conditions from those most impacted by the 2020 drought and active wildfire season. In lieu of the widely valued 2018 in-person southwestern drought tour, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado Department of Agriculture, and Colorado State University Water Center are co-leading a multimedia outreach effort.

The goal is to hear from producers and communities significantly impacted by drought both through this public engagement platform and through local interviews where possible to collect anecdotal reports of drought impacts, conditions, economic challenges, and, especially, adaptive ideas and solutions.

The primary audience for drought impact reports, stories, questions, and suggestions are three interagency drought teams that collectively report to the legislators and Governor on recommended actions. Activity here is closely monitored by CWCB staff.

Your participation can directly inform current and future statewide drought response efforts. Thank you for your willingness to engage!

Drought Map

about 2 months

Use this map to drop a pin and upload a photo to help show how drought is impacting your region.