Only 2% of the State Still Affected by Dry Conditions

July 16, 2015
A side by side comparison of this week's drought monitor and last week's.A side by side comparison of this week's drought monitor and last week's. Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center; David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center / U.S. Drought Monitor
A side by side comparison of this week's drought monitor and last week's.

Dry conditions across Colorado have largely disappeared, according to the latest U. S. Drought Monitor. 

Only a small portion of the state remains listed under the "Abnormally Dry"  classification, compared with more than a quarter last week.  Those remaining dry locations are in the northwest and southwest portions of the state.  

No portion of Colorado currently faces drought conditions.

The U. S. Drought Monitor shows about 98% of the state clear of all classifications of drought and dry conditions, compared with 59% one year ago.

As of May of this year, most of the Western Slope and southeastern Colorado still suffered from drought conditions.  Heavy rains in May and June have helped the recovery.