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Jul 22, 2013 9:23 AM by Stephen Bowers

Drought easing in some areas; still extreme in southern Colo.

Drought of some level continues for the entire state of Colorado, but thanks to rain from the summer monsoon, some areas of the state are showing signs of improving. 

The drought monitor shows extreme to exceptional drought in place for areas from the Southern Front Range to the Southeastern Plains. The highest level of drought is in the News 5 viewing area. Severe to extreme drought conditions persist for the Northeast Plains and for southwestern Colorado, but conditions are improving in the mountains and high valleys. The Drought Monitor Map shows that the area of exceptional drought, which is the highest drought category, shrank slightly from the start of the month, though it still covers significantly larger area compared to this time last year. 

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