Agriculture news and information from the Eads USDA Service Center in Eads, Colorado.
Abnormally dry conditions filled in for the last part of Colorado that remained drought-free.
Colorado crop progress and condition report from the USDA for the week ending August 2, 2020.
Agriculture news and information from the Eads USDA Service Center in Kiowa County, Colorado.
Drought conditions for parts of Colorado improved this week, thanks to recent monsoon moisture. Northern areas were less fortunate, and saw conditions decline.
Drought in portions of Colorado improved last week, while the northeast saw areas which continued to degrade. Incoming monsoon moisture may help.
The USDA has designated two more Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas due to drought, bringing the total to six.
Drought conditions in Colorado countinue to deteriorate, with 95 percent of the state abnormally dry or worse, and extreme drought continuing to expand.
Severe thunderstorms are possible Sunday and Monday across eastern Colorado, particularly the southeastern portion of the state. Large hail, damaging winds, and even a tornado or two are possible.
Exceptional drought - the worst category - entered Colorado last week, and exited the state this week.