Eastern Colorado: Say hello to drought

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From the Denver Post (Mark Jaffe): “The Front Range — which received just 2 inches of precipitation over the past five months — has slid into “moderate drought,” according to the U.S Drought Monitor. The Drought Monitor — a collaboration among state and federal agencies — raised the Front Range to the first, and lowest, drought designation late last week. “We are just one or two big storms away from being OK,” Colorado state climatologist Nolan Doesken said. “But if they don’t come, it could be trouble.” No big snowstorms worked their way over mountains from the west this winter, and no storms swept in against the east side of the range, Doesken said. “March, April and May are our wettest period, so if we get the average 6 inches we usually receive, we should be OK,” Doesken said.”

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