U.S. Drought Monitor

A green landscape can be seen in the Front Range foothills west of Denver in this picture taken on July 15, 2015.  (credit: Josh Cozart)

Colorado Declared Drought-Free For First Time In 5 Years, But Don’t Get Too Complacent

Even with a strong El NiƱo in the forecast this fall and winter, drought will be back, sooner than you might think.

07/17/2015

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Colorado’s Rain Isn’t Helping Southwest Reservoirs

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.

05/14/2015

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Colorado Experts To Update Snowpack, Flood Outlook

Colorado water officials will get an update on mountain snowpack and an early look at potential flooding threats from spring runoff Tuesday.

03/17/2015

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‘Exceptional’ Drought Rating Lifted In Southeastern Colorado

Parts of Colorado are still very dry but the state no longer has any areas with the most severe drought conditions.

08/14/2014

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Monsoon Helps Ease Drought In Southwest States

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.

08/07/2014

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Man Dies When Trailer Collapses In Wind On Southeastern Plains

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.

07/30/2014

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Monsoon Brings More Relief To Drought-Stricken SE Colorado

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.

07/24/2014

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Watering Limits Coming For Denver, Springs Utilities Customers

Colorado’s largest water utility is poised to declare a Stage 2 drought, meaning mandatory watering restrictions would kick in Monday.

03/26/2013

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Major Winter Storm Moves Into Western Colorado

A vigorous winter storm is moving across western Colorado.

01/28/2013

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