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We’re still in a drought. What’s new?

Published: May 16, 2013, 3:43 pm, by Ryan Handy

Every Thursday, the National Drought Mitigation Center (yes, it exists) issues a nationwide drought wrap-up. And…El Paso County is still in the red.

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Today’s drought prognosis is still pretty grim for  the rest Colorado, although much of the state benefited from two weeks of recent rains. But, southeastern Colorado including El Paso County, are turning out to be problem zones.

El Paso County is on the fringes of the red zone–which means most of the county is in an extreme drought, the second-to-worst level.

(In case you’re not sure which county is El Paso, this should help you out.)

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