Drought news: Recent moisture helps obviate the drought in the San Luis Valley

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Matt Hildner):

Much of the valley floor was downgraded from extreme to severe drought conditions following October rain and snow. But that precipitation was not enough to completely alleviate the dry conditions from last fall and winter, the National Weather Service said in a report issued last week…

The agency said precipitation last month was at or below average in much of South-Central and Southeastern Colorado with the exception of higher terrain and the extreme Eastern Plains, which saw above-average precipitation. The [National Weather Service’s] station in Alamosa recorded 0.48 inches of moisture — 0.19 inches below the October average.

Click on the thumbnail graphic above and to the right for the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor map.

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