No Change in Colorado Drought Conditions

Colorado Drought Map
Published Thursday, April 28, 2016

by Chris Sorensen

Following a cooler week that saw little precipitation, drought conditions are essentially unchanged in southern Colorado.

Kiowa County and the surrounding area remain abnormally dry two weeks after moderate drought conditions

which briefly impacted the area receded. A weekend of rain brought 1-3 inches of moisture and even a few tornadoes.

Despite that improvement, much of Baca County and smaller portions of Las Animas, Bent and Prowers Counties remain in moderate drought.

The remainder of the week will remain cool, and widespread rain is expected starting later in the day Thursday, continuing into Friday across southern Colorado. A lesser chance of precipitation will remain throughout the weekend before dissipating Monday night. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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