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Climate: Drought eases in parts of Colorado

Entire state still at some level of drought, with worst conditions on eastern plains and northwest Colorado

All of Colorado is still experiencing some level of drought.

Colorado, along with most of the central U.S. saw its hottest spring and summer ever.

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — Drought conditions have eased across parts of Colorado, with Summit County at the bullseye of an area where the level of drought has been reduced to moderate, thanks mostly to above average precipitation in July and August.

July in particular was wet in Summit County, with about double the average precipitation for the month. Eastern Eagle County, including the Vail area, is also in the area where the drought intensity has been reduced, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Continue reading

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