Company seeks to renew cloud seeding permit

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By: Assciated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Water Conservation Board is holding a public hearing on a Durango-based company's request to renew its cloud-seeding permit.

Western Weather Consultants wants to renew its permit for the next five winters so it can do cloud seeding for Denver Water, Colorado Springs Utilities and others. The goal is to boost precipitation and snowpack to benefit water users, from farmers to ski areas.

The company uses ground-based generators to produce silver iodide crystals that become the center of clouds.

The Colorado Water Conservation Board plans a public hearing Monday evening in Silverthorne on the request to renew the permit.


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  • by Coyote Location: Palisade on Sep 25, 2012 at 02:45 PM
    Maybe take a REAL GOOD LONG HARD LOOK --- after all, what happened this PAST YEAR? Why are we in a Drought at this present time? This Cloud Seeding may help produce Clouds, BUT it sure hasn't done much in the Rain or Snow Department. JUST HOW MUCH IS BEING SPENT on this Contract that hasn't shown much results?
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