Pagosa Area Fire & Drought Resources

Unfortunately our region is prone to fire and drought. 

Both can have significant impacts to our economy and personal lives.  We closely track the following links and relay information that could impact the people of Archuleta County.
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United States Drought Monitor

Updated every Thursday.Use drop-down menus to select “State” and then “Colorado.”

Lake Powell Water Database

Lots of good data for reservoirs along the upper Colorado River basins including Navajo, Vallecito, and Lemon Reservoirs.

Grand Junction Fire Weather

Click Archuleta County for a current fire weather forecast

Durango Interagency Dispatch Center

Probably the best source for the most current incidents in the area.


The official federal source to track incidents – fires and other incidents must meet certain thresholds to be included so small incidents are not displayed/tracked on Inciweb.

Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center

A good place to track incidents and forecasts for the Colorado area.

NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product

Good smoke map that is usually updated mid-morning each day.

AirNow Fire and Smoke Map

Good smoke map – link opens zoomed in and centered on Archuleta County.

HRRR Forecast Model for Smoke

Chose “Vertically Integrated Smoke” or “Near Surface Smoke” on the left.

Pagosa Weather Disclaimer and Release of Liability

This website makes no guarantees about nor bears any responsibility or liability concerning the accuracy or timeliness of the weather information published on this website. All weather information published on this website is for educational and weather enthusiast purposes only. We do not issue Storm Watches, Warnings or Advisories as that ability falls with the National Weather Service, who is the only institution allowed to issue such warnings by law. We are not in any way linked nor affiliated with the National Weather Service, although we do share information and relay weather watches/ warnings, etc. Use of the information on page is at your own risk/discretion, and we are not responsible for any personal/property damages, injury or death associated with weather forecasts, reports or other information as well as communication exchanged in private messages and/or person.

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