Good News on the Colorado Drought Front

Jan 6, 2014

Credit http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Drought conditions have been downgraded for portions of eastern Colorado.  

Here's an excerpt from the website:

“A reassessment of conditions prompted the removal of extreme drought from near Kiowa County in Colorado. Recent conditions have been dry, but a wet period from Mid-July to Mid-October has mitigated the impacts, do the area is now designated at D2 (severe drought), more consistent with impacts reported by local extension agents.”

There were no changes for the Northern and Central Plains and the Midwest regions.  Some improvement was noted in southern Texas.

Detailed information from the U.S. Drought Monitor can be found here.