DENVER (CBS4) – What a difference a year can make when it comes to drought.
During May 2014 much of southeast Colorado was in extreme to exceptional drought with the most severe conditions in portions of the Arkansas River Valley.
But after the wettest May on record in that area with over a week to go conditions are improving, especially in some of the agricultural areas between La Junta and Lamar.
While the drought is not over, the latest map released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday showed a much different picture compared to a year ago.
Meanwhile conditions on Colorado’s western slope have declined with moderate to severe drought expanding in coverage over the past year.