U.S. Drought Monitor
Even with a strong El Niño in the forecast this fall and winter, drought will be back, sooner than you might think.
Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks.
Colorado water officials will get an update on mountain snowpack and an early look at potential flooding threats from spring runoff Tuesday.
Parts of Colorado are still very dry but the state no longer has any areas with the most severe drought conditions.
A generous monsoon has helped ease drought conditions in Colorado and the Southwest, but parts of the hard-hit southern Plains still have a long way to go.
A storm system in Colorado that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range is being blamed for the death of a man on the southeastern plains.
It’s inch by inch! Or maybe acre by acre. But either way, we’ll take every bit of improvement we can get in this part of the state.
Colorado’s largest water utility is poised to declare a Stage 2 drought, meaning mandatory watering restrictions would kick in Monday.
A vigorous winter storm is moving across western Colorado.