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Drought Nearly Disappears from Colorado

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Chris Sorensen

Drought conditions have further improved across Colorado following wide-spread rain and wet snow that closed out the previous week.

Small pockets of abnormally dry conditions remain in central and west-central portions of the state. Most of Park and Teller counties, along will portions of Jefferson and Douglas counties, currently report abnormally dry conditions.

Similar conditions are also noted for parts of Mesa, Garfield and Delta counties, along with slivers of western Dolores and San Miguel counties following a week where drought conditions had expanded rapidly.

Moderate drought, which had retreated to only northwest Park county over the past month, has dissipated.

Overall, more than 94 percent of the state is drought-free. The remainder of the state reports abnormally dry conditions.

Drought categories include (ranked from least to most severe) abnormally dry, moderate, severe, extreme and exceptional drought.

Map courtesy National Drought Mitigation Center