Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking visitors to John Martin Reservoir State Park to help protect two rare birds that nest on its shores.
Editor's note: Additional counties have received designations. See the latest updates here.
Drought conditions that began to increase in December continue to impact the state, with nearly one-third of Colorado in the extreme or exceptional categories.
Residents of Southeast Colorado are invited by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to register now for our annual Southeast Region Outdoor Adventure Weekend at John Martin Reservoir State Park.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide until sunset Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to honor the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas, and as proclaimed by President Trump.
Conditions Report - Statewide
Rivers and Creeks
While southwest Colorado continues to suffer under the worst category of drought conditions, the northeast portion of the state showed improvement following an increase in spring rain and thunderstorms.
Abnormally dry conditions continued to recede from the northeast, leaving more than 20 percent of the state free from drought. Moderate drought was also in decline for Adams, Arapahoe and northern Elbert county, moving those areas into abnormally dry conditions. Severe drought dropped to moderate conditions in parts of Elbert and Lincoln counties.