Monsoon offers temporary relief

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Long-term hot and dry, as precip remains below normal, drought holds

The monsoonal rains that soaked Ouray County the last two weeks provided a desperately needed respite from the hot, dry conditions that have dominated since the spring. But long-term relief from the drought that still grips southwestern Colorado isn’t in the cards — at least not yet. Ouray received 2.22 inches of precipitation between July 14. and Tuesday, while Ridgway received 2.21 inches,…

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