By Chris Sorensen
While southwest Colorado continues with areas considered abnormally dry, additional precipitation in the southeast has completely alleviated drought and abnormally dry conditions across the area.
As of last week, a large portion of Baca County, as well as much smaller portions of Las Animas, Bent and Prowers Counties were
Several recent state-wide rounds of rain and snow dramatically improved what had become rapidly expanding drought over the past few months.
As of this week's report, only Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Rio Grande, Mineral, Hinsdale and San Juan Counties are impacted by abnormally dry conditions, and none of the state is showing drought.
One year ago, 29 percent of the state was in moderate drought and an additional 20 percent was experiencing severe drought.