Cloud Seeding in Gunnison Continues

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Cloud–seeding to bring snow to parts of Gunnison county continued even as wildlife managers scrambled to feed mule deer left without grazing land by monstrous snow drifts.

Snow wasn't deep enough in the southern part of the basin around Slumgullion pass and other areas to trigger an automatic stop of the program.

This is what a staffer on the Colorado water conservation board is saying. Public concern over wildlife and snow removal halted the seeding as of Monday, officials said. Twenty–three generators in the county are used to shoot silver iodide into clouds and stimulate formation of ice crystals.

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