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60 percent of Colorado in extreme or exceptional drought

Weather - Drought News Update Recap

As drought conditions in western Colorado continue to degrade, 60 percent of the state is now in extreme or exceptional drought - the two worst categories - according to the latest report from the National Drought Mitigation Center. Much of the state experienced above average temperatures and little to no precipitation during the week. 

Extreme drought continues expansion in Colorado

Weather - Drought News Update Recap

Extreme drought grew to cover more than half of Colorado according to the latest report from the National Drought Mitigation Center.

In northwest and north central Colorado, extreme conditions expanded to cover all or portions of Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Larimer and Grand counties. Along the Front Range, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Boulder, Jefferson, Adams, Denver, Arapahoe and Douglas counties also saw severe conditions shift to extreme drought.