How Did Drought Reach Colorado?

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The latest experience in long-range global warming has come to Denver, and some think it’s already worked there.

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Some Colorado folks are looking for answers in the latest droughts. Some scientists have even said that the latest drought in Colorado might be the result of global warming, caused by the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

How did droughts reach Colorado?

When the latest droughts started, it was a slow-motion event. No one really noticed, until the droughts hit Colorado. Then the “drought became a drought, and then the drought became a flood.” In the early stages, that might have been true. But as the warmest weather moved into the western foothills of Colorado, and the reservoirs began to run low, that’s when the water became so extreme that experts started talking about long-term drought.

How did droughts reach Colorado before the latest extreme weather conditions?