Precipitation: Northeastern Colorado officially out of drought

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From the Fort Collins Coloradoan (Trevor Hughes):

As the year began, state and regional climatologists were worried about the lack of moisture in Colorado, particularly east of the Continental Divide and on the Eastern Plains. Those fears have been eased by consistent rain over the past few weeks, and now the area is officially out of “moderate drought” status according to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor published by the National Drought Mitigation Center…

Farmer Troy Seaworth is perfectly happy to see the rain keep falling. In March, the Wellington-area farmer was worrying about the dry soil and lack of rain. He’s feeling more optimistic now. “It’s a lot better — the rains, the timeliness, have been really good,” Seaworth said. Seaworth said his winter wheat is doing well, as are his pinto beans and corn. He estimated the rains have already saved him as much as $3,000 in irrigation water.

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