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“Where do we go to escape this?” The Marshall fire is Colorado’s new reality.
The Marshall fire’s spread through a densely developed, urban environment made one thing clear: Very few parts of Colorado are completely safe from wildfire.
Nearly half of Colorado has shed its drought status since last year, but the coming months don’t look good
At least 54% of the state now is experiencing drought conditions, compared to 100% this time last year. But record-breaking heat and a dry winter could mean conditions worsen, a climatologist says.
Northwest Colorado under “extremely critical” fire warning for first time in 15 years as Western Slope drought worsens
About 45% of Colorado, all west of the Continental Divide, now in some state of drought
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
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.
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.
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.
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”