Drought news: There are signs that the drought is easing in northern Colorado

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From the Fort Collins Coloradoan (Bobby Magill):

Northern Colorado’s drought may be downgraded from “severe” to “moderate” this week, based on Colorado Climate Center recommendations issued Tuesday.

“I would say there was a fairly big improvement,” said Colorado Climate Center drought specialist Rebecca Smith. “We had one of our wetter Septembers. I don’t think that the drought was completely eliminated. That might take a little bit more time and a little bit more precipitation.”

City of Fort Collins rain gauges show the city has received between 1.1 inches and 2.6 inches of wet precipitation in the past 30 days, depending on location.

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