Town of Bayfield invests $30,000 in drought plan

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Town of Bayfield invests $30,000 in drought plan

Document will guide long-term decisions
The town of Bayfield’s new drought plan will guide decisions around water in dry years, like last year. This year has seemed exceptionally wet in comparison. Since January, the Durango-La Plata Airport has received 9.2 inches of precipitation, said Jimmy Fowler, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. The last time the area received a similar amount of precipitation was in 2005.
The town of Bayfield’s new drought plan will guide decisions around water in dry years. Last year, the town was debating purchasing more expensive water rights in Vallecito Reservoir to help meet the town’s needs. The new document could help guide those decisions.

Town of Bayfield invests $30,000 in drought plan

The town of Bayfield’s new drought plan will guide decisions around water in dry years, like last year. This year has seemed exceptionally wet in comparison. Since January, the Durango-La Plata Airport has received 9.2 inches of precipitation, said Jimmy Fowler, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. The last time the area received a similar amount of precipitation was in 2005.
The town of Bayfield’s new drought plan will guide decisions around water in dry years. Last year, the town was debating purchasing more expensive water rights in Vallecito Reservoir to help meet the town’s needs. The new document could help guide those decisions.
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