Drought has finally been eradicated along Colorado’s Front Range for first time in almost two years
Thanks to record rain this month, no drought remains anywhere along Colorado’s urban corridor for the first time since August 2021. Statewide drought has dropped 19% in 1 week. The weekly drought update released Thursday morning showed the percentage of Colorado experiencing at least abnormally dry conditions dropped about 13%. That’s a very big change for the weekly drought monitor which typically changes at a glacial pace for improving or worsening conditions. A week ago, the map looked different with 58% of Colorado including Denver and the Front Range experiencing at least abnormally dry conditions (the precursor to official drought). A week ago 30% of the state also had at least moderate drought and that number is now 11%.
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