Drought news: Breckenridge city council ends watering restrictions #CODrought


From the Summit Daily News (Caddie Nath):

With the summer season over, and the drought conditions that plagued Colorado after last year’s dry winter less of a concern, the Breckenridge Town Council voted unanimously to remove the restrictions…

A decade-old law, adopted during Colorado’s last major drought in 2002, allows Breckenridge officials to authorize water restrictions when the Blue River’s inflows to Goose Pasture Tarn, the town’s water storage facility, are expected to drop below 20 cubic feet per second (cfs). The river’s flow dropped to about that level in July, a significant decrease from the year before. The Blue River peaked at more than 400 cfs in the summer of 2011, following heavy precipitation and an above-average snow year, town staffers said.

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