District News

Approximately twice a year, the Purgatory Metropolitan District will be issuing a Newsletter, to provide information, updates and news regarding the District.  Many of the District's residents will receive the Newsletter in their monthly billing invoices.  They will also be available at the District offices at the Community Center.  You may also download each issue by clicking on the issues listed below.  We hope you enjoy the update.....if there is any additional content or news you would like to see in the Newsletter, don't hesitate to contact Eric Hassel, the District Manager.

Local Wild Life

Please don't feed the bears, racoons and other animals, do not leave trash or food scraps behind as they attract wild life. Please place all trash in wildlife proof containers or take it inside. DO NOT leave food or trash in your car. Even with the great snow we had this season wild fire is still a big concern, fires should always be in designated fire pits, never leave a fire unattended. To learn more about living with Wildlife follow the link below. 

http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlife.aspx

Drought Conditions

​We are currently experiencing a dry winter with very little precipitation, please keep water conservation in mind. For more information on drought conditions visit http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Drought/   

What is a Drought?

Drought is a defciency in precipitaton over an extended period. It is a normal, recurrent feature of climate that occurs in virtually
all climate zones. The duraton of droughts varies widely.  There are cases when drought develops relatvely quickly and lasts a very
short period of tme, exacerbated by extreme heat and/or wind, and there are other cases when drought spans multple years, or
even decades.  Studying the paleoclimate record is ofen helpful in identfying when long-lastng droughts have occurred. Source: NWS Drought Fact Sheet