Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in Colorado and the West
The consequences of the intense dry periods that pummeled the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateau were severe — more intense and dangerous wildfires, parched croplands and not enough vegetation to support livestock and wildlife. And it's getting worse.
One-third of Colorado is now in a severe drought, mostly in the south
58 out of 64 counties are experiencing drier than normal conditions and that could mean wildfire trouble and result in crop losses