Company seeks to renew cloud seeding permit

By: Assciated Press Email
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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