Does Colorado Need More Cloud Seeding?

Does Colorado Need More Cloud Seeding?


Does Colorado Need More Cloud Seeding?


“Cloud seeding can provide between 5% and 15% more snow to help ski areas, farmers and watersheds in the state, supporters say.”

You might not have realized it but cloud seeding has been happening for about 70 years in Colorado. Denver7 reports cloud seeding doesn’t actually make more clouds but supporters believe it gets more snow out of an approaching storm.

There are various ways to cloud seed including flying planes near moisture-rich clouds and injecting them with silver iodide and ground seeding using propane to heat the air which is a popular method in the mountains and Western Slope.

What do you think, should Colorado continue cloud seeding operations or give it a rest?


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