Perceptions of Drought and Drought Impacts,
Colorado Case Studies
Sasha Charney, Tracy Bouvette and John Wiener
Recurrent droughts are a real and sometimes critical influence
on life in Colorado. Although drought does not have the immediate
impact of other extreme weather conditions such as flooding, it
nonetheless influences businesses, personal security and freedom,
and overall quality of life for everyone in the State. To capture
and relate an understanding of the impact of drought on individuals
and their perspectives, several people whose work and lives are
influenced by water availability were interviewed for this report.
The primary focus of the interviews was on how drought has impacted
their businesses and their lives, and over what period of time they
expect these impacts to persist.
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