Recent rain, snow has pulled one small patch of #Colorado out of #drought conditions: Portions of the state, however, remain in “exceptional” and “extreme” drought — The #Denver Post

Colorado Drought Monitor map May 31, 2022.

Click the link to read the article on The Denver Post website (Conrad Swanson). Here’s an excerpt:

That patch, east of Steamboat Springs, covers a portion of southwest Jackson County and a sliver of Larimer County’s western border, accounts for just 1% of the state’s area, Drought Monitor data indicates. But it’s a start. The rest of the state still ranges in between “abnormally dry” and an “exceptional drought,” but recent rain and snowfall this week began nibbling away at those massive swathes of dry land…

Snowpack conditions in northern Colorado improved this week after a bout of storms, according to data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Scott Hummer sent the photos below via email yesterday.

Yampa River below North Side Ditch… 6-1-22 30 CFS & Dropping. Photo credit: Scott Hummer
Yampa River below Oakton Ditch 6-1-22. Photo credit: Scott Hummer

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