On July 26, 2023, the Grand County Drought Preparedness Committee declared that Grand County remains in Drought Watch. Despite consistent rainfall and below average temperatures in June, it is crucial to emphasize that we are currently enduring the driest two decades ever recorded. Therefore, the availability of water now does not guarantee certainty for the later stages of the summer and fall seasons. Conditions can evolve rapidly, requiring proactive efforts from all residents and visitors to address this ongoing challenge – HELP OUT DURING DROUGHT!

The Drought Preparedness Committee will continue to monitor the situation closely and requests everyone to practice continued water conservation measures. The following tips can help conserve water:

  1. Water lawn grass no more than 3 days per week.
  2. Adjust sprinklers to avoid spraying on concrete or asphalt.
  3. Properly prune or trim trees and shrubs to maximize the plant’s health.
  4. Eligible entities should consider applying for the CWCB Turf Replacement Program: https://engagecwcb.org/turf-replacement-program. The second round of funding runs through August 31, 2023.

The Drought Education and Outreach Committee kindly requests the cooperation of all recipients to share this important information with their contacts and the public through various channels, such as email, social media channels, and any other available means. If you manage a short-term rental, we encourage you to display this information in the residences you oversee, ensuring that visitors are aware of the conservation efforts in our community.

By working together and taking proactive steps, we can preserve our water resources.

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