A new U.S. drought monitor map has been released and even with the rain storms last week, conditions have remained largely the same. There are less “extreme” drought areas in Las Animas, Prowers and Baca Counties which is a slight, yet positive change from late May and early June.

The conditions in Bent County have eased in the past month with the “exceptional” drought conditions centered in western Kiowa County around Haswell, CO.

Colorado Drought Condition July 22nd, 2014

Drought Monitor Map for Colorado - July 22.

From http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

 Colorado Conditions May 20th, 2014

From http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

From http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

The SW United States on July 22nd, 2014

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For more detailed maps visit: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/