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Colorado Releases Draft Drought Mitigation Plan

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DENVER (AP) – The state of Colorado has made its draft drought mitigation and response plan available for public comment.

The plan was revised as part of the state’s natural hazard mitigation plan. It includes updates on the state’s progress toward efforts to help mitigate the impacts of drought, such as increasing public awareness and encouraging conservation.

It also includes an updated assessment of areas that would be most vulnerable to loss and damage due to drought, plus a revised response framework.

The public has until Aug. 20 to comment on the draft.

Nearly all of Colorado is experiencing some level of drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, which shows southeast Colorado experiencing exceptional drought.

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