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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.

Extreme drought jumps in southern Colorado

Weather - Drought News Update Recap

Extreme drought made another large increase in southern Colorado according to the most recent update from the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Remaining areas of Las Animas, Bent, and Baca counties that had been in severe drought shifted into extreme conditions. Extreme conditions also grew in Huerfano, Crowley, and Lincoln counties, and entered southeast Pueblo County.