Boulder County ranchers feel squeeze of this summer’s drought

Outlet: The Denver Post

July 25, 2012

More than 70 percent of Colorado, and all of Boulder County, is in an “extreme drought,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. And while Boulder County cities largely have avoided any mandatory water restrictions — thanks to reservoirs that started the summer practically brimming over with meltwater from last year’s huge snowpack — the exceptionally dry conditions are being felt acutely by local ranchers.