Drought induced problems and responses of small towns and rural water entities in Colorado: the 1976-1978 drought
The climatological and hydrologic conditions across the State of Colorado during the 1976-1978 drought showed great diversity, adjacent drainage basins often experiencing quite different conditions. This emphasizes the importance of providing climatological information and assistance programs that are tailored to local areas (e.g. the Water Districts in Colorado). Small towns experienced the intensifying of problems that, for the most part, had existed for a long time: lack of adequate raw water; poor system performance and high loss of produced water from lack of maintenance; inadequate financing ...
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