#Drought busting rain in eastern #Colorado — KOAA

From KOAA (Alex O’Brien):

Every week, the US drought monitor analyzes a week of data through Tuesday, releasing the latest drought levels on Thursday.

And with no surprise, a great improvement was found in the front range and eastern plains this week in Colorado.

Colorado Drought Monitor map May 18, 2021.

From last week, the percent area of the state under at least abnormally dry conditions dropped from 86.95% to 76.7%. And the percent area of at least D1 drought dropped from 75.19% to 51.8%. And the drought has been completely erased in the northeast corner of the state, including Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Greeley.

Unfortunately, the western slope saw no improvement in the worst drought levels D3 and D4.

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