Statewide drought ‘pretty dire’

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Rehydrating potential not promising as season snow totals well behind normal

  • The map above shows the current drought conditions in Colorado. Nearly all of Ouray County, save for a sliver in the northeast corner, remains in exceptional drought, the most severe category. Courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor
    The map above shows the current drought conditions in Colorado. Nearly all of Ouray County, save for a sliver in the northeast corner, remains in exceptional drought, the most severe category. Courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor
It may be a newyear, but Colorado’s statewide drought will be baggage it carries well into 2021. More than a quarter of the state is in the worst level of drought, and with snowpack significantly below what’s expected this time of year — especially on the Western Slope — scientists are warning that it will take more than just a big snowstorm to alleviate this dry spell. Colorado has been in…

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