From Patch.com (Amber Fisher):
Drought has spread from western Colorado across much of Denver’s metro area, including Arvada, according to a monitor released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The agency classified the following cities and regions as ‘abnormally dry’:
Eastern Jefferson County Adams County Denver County Arapahoe County Eastern Douglas County Eastern Boulder County
Rainfall kept Arvada drought-free throughout the summer, but recent dry conditions have increased, weather officials said.
Western Colorado has battled extreme drought for several months. Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco and Montezuma counties remain under ‘extreme’ or ‘exceptional’ drought conditions, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.