Out in the flatlands east of the Springs, we've seen very little snow to date. If we don't get some in April, or some good soaking rains, it's shaping up for another bumper crop of tumbleweeds.Yes, our winter range lands along the Front Range Mountains and foothills in Colorado are open with only occasional snow that comes and goes. Northwest Colorado and Utah are worse off.
North of the Palmer Divide, the moisture line has angled up into NE, leaving the prairie dry. Ag in eastern CO and western KS really struggled to get a crop worth cutting in 2022. Another year like that will really impact a number of farmers, even some of the bigger ones. That will impact the deer, antelope, and bird populations. A lot of CRP was cut last year. Without moisture, it doesn't grow back, and more will be cut this year.
Too much snow in the mountains, not enough on the flatlands. Only positive for the excess in the mountains is the lakes on the Colorado River might rise a few inches instead of the steady drop that's been occurring.