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Polis activates Drought Plan, Task Force as severe drought expands


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 1:34pm

Gov. Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan last week as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81 percent of the state, with severe and extreme drought conditions in 33 percent of the state (40 counties).

Colorado’s Drought Task Force - which includes leadership from the Departments of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Local Affairs, Public Safety, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board - determined the need to activate Phase 2 of the Drought Plan on June 18 after a third of the state r...

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