#Drought expansion resumes in #Colorado — The Kiowa County Press #ColoradoRiver #COriver #ArkansasRiver #aridification

From The Kiowa County Press (Chris Sorensen):

Extreme drought increased to the south and now encompasses most of Baca County. Temperatures across the eastern plains have been 3-12 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year in the area.

Colorado Drought Monitor June 2, 2020.

In western Colorado, severe drought expanded to cover the remainder of Dolores, San Miguel and Montrose counties, along with the southern three-quarters of Mesa County.

Some improvement was noted in the central mountains as moderate drought shifted to abnormally dry conditions for all of Teller and Jefferson counties, and portions of Fremont, Park, Douglas and El Paso counties…

Nearly 1.4 million people in Colorado are in drought-impacted areas.

Colorado Drought Monitor June 4, 2019.

One year ago, Colorado was free from abnormally dry conditions and all levels of drought for the first time since tracking began in 2000.

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