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October 2, 2019

In the Winter of 1934, Colorado, as well as the great plains, suffered a drought. I have told stories about bad winter storms, here more than once. Reading the old newspapers in this winter it gets interesting. Colorado was on the west edge of the Dust Bowl in 1934. This is the first part of a story about how different our weather can be.

In the early thirties this area was just getting interested in reservoirs. Colorado Springs relied on the lakes on the south slope of Pikes Peak for all their water. Denver got their water from several mountain reservoirs, but in 1934 things were grim. Den...

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