Dry Times Return to Baca County

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People in Baca County look to the west a lot these days. They're hoping to see rain clouds approach. Most parts of Colorado’s southeastern corner haven't had any significant rain or snow since September.

Storm Casper: We’ve been through a pretty good dry patch down here.

Storm Casper is a weather watcher in Springfield - the county seat.

Casper: At least at this time in the spring, maybe it’ll turn it around, but right now a lot of people are getting concerned and people are starting to wonder what they’re going to do with their cattle, what they’re going to do with their wheat, so it’s starting to be at the point now where it is a concern for most people.

People like Larry Bishop, a farmer in Baca County. Ryan Warner asks him what it means if it doesn’t rain soon.