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colorado climate center
colorado climate center

Big March storms helped boost Colorado’s snowpack, but they weren’t enough to solve the long-term drought

Many of the major river basins are at or above average, but surveyors are worried that drought conditions won't improve

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Recent snowstorms are barely scratching the surface of Colorado’s ongoing drought

The state needed an above-average snow year this winter to reverse the drought’s momentum. Forecasts for the next few months aren’t optimistic, either.

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14 Front Range cities coordinate to warn of water shortages in alarmingly dry year

Cities are watching snowpack and reservoir storage closely. The district serving Highlands Ranch says its reservoirs are 25% less full than is normal for this time of year.

Climate

Colorado’s drought keeps getting worse, with a quarter of the state now exceptionally dry

The long-term forecast for Colorado doesn’t look good, but experts say context is necessary.

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All of Colorado is under drought status for the first time since 2013

Most of the state is in “severe drought,” with 17% in the most extreme category of “exceptional drought”

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