CWCB Drought and Water Supply Assessment

Chapter 3

Impacts of 2000-2003 Drought and State Response
Barry Cress and Brad Lundahl


This Section will detail significant impacts of the current drought (2000-2003) based on analyses conducted by the State and its impact task force in each of eight different impact areas or sectors – Agriculture, Economic Impacts, Energy, Health, Municipal Water, Tourism, Wildfire, and Wildlife. Information provided by impact task forces for the 2003 Drought Impact and Mitigation Report produced by the Department of Natural Resources, which includes categories such as impacts, planned state and local responses, affected agencies, and costs, will be reviewed and supplemented with additional information collected by the Department of Local Affairs.

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Table of Contents | Introduction | Acknowledgements | Executive Summary
Section One Chapters 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Section Two Chapters 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
Appendices A | B | C | List of Acronyms | Maps | Glossary

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“The Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan operates in three distinct phases depending on the severity of the drought – indicated by the standardized precipitation index, surface water supply index, and the Palmer drought index.”

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