Moisture Helps Conditions in Southeast Colorado

April 19, 2016

Southeast Colorado received some much needed precipitation after experiencing some pretty dry conditions.

This most  recent spring storm brought several inches of rain to south central and southeast Colorado, most of it over this past weekend. This comes as a welcome relief after a period of dry conditions across the region.

Hydrologist Tony Anderson with the National Weather Service in Pueblo says they don't know how much the rain has improved conditions yet, but that  it's already helped.

"We're going to find out how much it helped later this week," says Anderson, "but it should have helped quite a bit. We were just starting to get drought conditions into Southeast Colorado down in Bent and Las Animas counties. This recent rain should have alleviated some of those drought conditions."

Anderson says while the storm may not have completely staved off drought, Southeast Colorado is looking better off going into summer.