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By Adrian Card
Colorado State University Extension in Boulder County 

Boulder County 2021 Water Year: Dry forecasted

Series: CSU Extension Boulder County | Story 16

February 24, 2021

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As of Feb. 16, Boulder County is either in severe or extreme drought, according to a weekly report compiled by the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

It seems the old Chinese adage (curse?), "May you be born in interesting times," continues to play on from 2020 into 2021. Atop Covid-19, business pivots from farmers markets and foodservice accounts to increased CSA and online sales. Working outdoors in very smoky conditions last summer/fall, and doing their best to keep farm workers safe from both, Boulder County farmers are now staring down...

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