Good Drought Planning Can Reduce Risks for Colorado Ranch and Farm Owners

Real Estate Agent with Hayden Outdoors

Colorado Ranch and Farm owners are finding great tools in planning for drought by visiting the US drought monitor website. The web site offers overviews and maps of current drought conditions throughout the nation. Scientists from government agencies and universities help to compile this and other drought data. New and updated information is posted at 8:00 a.m. every Thursday. Colorado ranchers and farmers can find further information regarding snow pack, stream flow, rainfall, soil moisture, climate, and precipitation data as well as weekly weather and crop bulletins in the current conditions section of the drought monitor web site.

Good management, good planning and good information is the key for Colorado ranch and farm owners in reducing drought risks. Good planning might include water conservation or strategic grass seeding and seed types. Good information is becoming more readily available form organizations such as the National Weather and Climate Center, the National Drought Mitigation Center the Department and the Departments of Commerce and Interior. These recourses have proven to be of great help to Colorado property owners when creating drought plans for Colorado land grazing and crop management. In our next blog we will discuss good planning and covering how to create a drought plan for your farm or ranch.

Comments (5)

Dwayne West
Atlanta Real Estate - Canton, GA
Canton Georgia Real Estate

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.

Aug 11, 2008 02:23 PM
Scott Magaw
The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the rain! This is a great site for learning and for teaching others. Write often and write whatever comes to mind - sometimes the best blogs have nothing to do with real estate!

Aug 11, 2008 03:52 PM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE


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Aug 12, 2008 12:28 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

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Aug 12, 2008 03:50 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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Apr 06, 2018 06:35 PM