Municipal Drought Response

In June 2020, Governor Polis activated Phase 2 of the State's Drought Mitigation and Response Plan (PDF) which initiated the Drought Task Force and the Agricultural Impact Task Force.

On November 30th, 2020, Governor Polis expanded activation to Phase 3 of the State Drought Plan and enacted the Municipal Water Task Force. The objective of this task force is to coordinate with over 700 water providers across the state to prepare for anticipated drought-related challenges in 2021. The task force is co-chaired by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and Colorado Water Conservation Board.

To explore current conditions

In June 2020, Governor Polis activated Phase 2 of the State's Drought Mitigation and Response Plan (PDF) which initiated the Drought Task Force and the Agricultural Impact Task Force.

On November 30th, 2020, Governor Polis expanded activation to Phase 3 of the State Drought Plan and enacted the Municipal Water Task Force. The objective of this task force is to coordinate with over 700 water providers across the state to prepare for anticipated drought-related challenges in 2021. The task force is co-chaired by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and Colorado Water Conservation Board.

To explore current conditions and active watering restrictions, visit the CWCB drought app, the US Drought Monitor for Colorado, or for more detail, the Colorado Climate Center's outlook maps.

Need help accessing resources?  Want to know how to stay informed?  Please post your questions about Colorado's drought response here. 

Please also consider exploring the CWCB's newly redesigned drought webpage!

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