Vail Daily column: Snow and rain: A tortoise and hare story

Vail Daily column: Snow and rain: A tortoise and hare story
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By Edward Stoner

Here in Colorado, we tend to think of precipitation in discrete, measured amounts: Inches of snow, cubic feet per second, acre feet of water. In an arid region often afflicted by drought, this is an understandable way to perceive our water situation. But if we dig deeper, the issues we face surrounding water are much more nuanced than simple measurements. Two other factors related to precipitation, the timing and type, are just as important as the amount, if not more so.As any boater or skier will tell you, a storm bearing an inch of rain in July is very different …

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