Extreme drought continues expansion in southern Colorado

Weather - Drought News Update Recap

Two weeks after extreme drought returned to Colorado, the impacted area has continued to expand according to the latest report from the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Extreme conditions expanded to the west and south, reaching portions of Montezuma, Dolores San Miguel and Ouray counties. All or portions of San Juan, La Plata, Archuleta, Hinsdale, Mineral, Saguache, Rio Grande, Conejos, Alamosa, Costilla, Custer, Huerfano and Las Animas counties in south central Colorado were in the third worst category on the drought scale during the prior week.