Gunnison County files application to continue cloud seeding program for another ten years


From The Chaffee County Times (Casey Kelly):

North American Weather Consultants has filed an application with the Colorado Water Conservation Board for a 10-year renewal of its cloud seeding program in Gunnison. According to the group, Chaffee County could benefit from additional water from the program.

Since 1950, NAWC has been conducting weather modification programs in the western United States and has been cloud seeding in the Gunnison area for the past 10 years. The purpose of the operation is to increase precipitation and snowpack in the area for agriculture, municipal water, recreation and tourism.

Current cloud seeding programs in Colorado:

Central Colorado Rocky Mountains Program (Denver Water and Winter Park)
Upper Roaring Fork Basin Program (Colorado Springs Utilities)
Vail/Beaver Creek Program (Vail/Beaver Creek Ski Areas)
Gunnison River Basin Program (Gunnison County, Upper Gunnison River WCD)
Grand Mesa (Water Enhancement Authority which is comprised of Collbran WCD, Fruitland Mesa WCD, Crawford WCD, Grand Mesa Pool)
Western San Juan Mountains Program (Southwestern WCD, City of Durango, Animas La Plata WCD, Durango Mountain Resort, Dolores WCD)
Eastern San Juan Mountains Program (Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District, San Juan WCD, Southwestern WCD)

More cloud seeding coverage here and here.

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