Drought intensifies in county

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Recovery before end of year 'very unlikely'

  • This map shows drought conditions in the state of Colorado as of June 18. Red coloring shows areas of extreme drought, while orange depicts areas of severe drought. Map courtesy US. Drought Monitor
    This map shows drought conditions in the state of Colorado as of June 18. Red coloring shows areas of extreme drought, while orange depicts areas of severe drought. Map courtesy US. Drought Monitor
Colorado is bracing for a long, hot summer and more than 80 percent of the state is already in abnormally dry to drought conditions, according to information from the state climatologist’s office this week presented during a statewide Water Availability Task Force meeting Tuesday. Ouray County is one of the 40 counties named by Gov. Jared Polis to likely experience “severe impacts to their…

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