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Thornton Watering Guide

Use this guide to determine how many total minutes per zone your lawn should be watered per watering day.  Remember to turn off your irrigation controller before a big rain. For more information, please visit ThorntonWater.com.  

Memorial Day Holiday Closure

City of Thornton offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  Thornton offices will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend. For more information, please visit www.cityofthornton.net.    

Weld County Public Hearings

A public hearing will be held before the Weld County Planning Commission and a subsequent hearing will be held with the Board of County Commissioners: Weld County Planning Commission Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 12:30 p.m. – the agenda can be viewed here. Board of County Commissioners Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Both hearings will
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Statement regarding Thornton’s lawsuit against Larimer County

The city of Thornton has taken action to represent the interests and property rights of their constituents by filing a lawsuit in Larimer County. This court action asserts that the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners acted with disregard to their own rules and regulations, the facts presented in the record, and state law when
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Drought Monitor & Snowpack Update

As of April 11, the South Platte Basin snowpack (Thornton’s main water supply source) is at 116 percent of normal.  Please click on the image below to see the snowpack map. The recent storms have increased snowpack levels well above normal conditions and have helped alleviate drought conditions. Please click on the image below to see
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Drought Monitor & Snowpack Update

As of April 2, the South Platte Basin snowpack (Thornton’s main water supply source) is at 120 percent of normal.  Please click on the image below to see the snowpack map. Below is the Colorado Drought Monitor map from March 26, 2019.  The Clear Creek and South Platte River headwaters are now drought free with
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Drought Monitor & Snowpack Update

As of March 27, the South Platte Basin snowpack (Thornton’s main water supply source) is at 126 percent of normal.  Please click on the image below to see the snowpack map. Below is the Colorado Drought Monitor map from March 19, 2019.  The Clear Creek and South Platte River headwaters are now drought free or
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Drought Monitor & Snowpack Update

As of March 19, the South Platte Basin snowpack (Thornton’s main water supply source) is at 131 percent of normal.  Please click on the image below to see the snowpack map. Below is the Colorado drought monitor map from March 12, 2019.  Moderate Drought (D1) continues in the southern part of the South Platte headwaters
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Current Drought Status

Water supply conditions and current demand patterns indicate that Thornton’s July 1, 2019 reservoir storage may be at approximately 75 percent of capacity, which is below normal.  Stage 1 Drought Watch has been declared with the goal of reducing overall demand by 10 percent until reservoirs return to target levels. Check out the tips for
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Larimer County Board of Commissioners Hearing

Monday, February 11, 2019, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Larimer County Courthouse 200 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521 The Thornton Water Project’s 1041 permit application can be viewed here. To learn about the Larimer County process and get background information about Thornton’s 1041 permit application, visit www.larimerwaterprojects.org.