This map shows suggested changes in drought status for the first part of May 2017, which are shared with the U.S. Drought Monitor author each week, to inform the weekly map.
Each week, the Colorado Climate Center assembles an assessment of drought-related conditions in the five-state region of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Data, maps and summaries consider precipitation, snowpack, streamflow, surface water, evaporative demand, temperature and outlooks for the next week through three months.
The Center also offers regular Climate, Water and Drought Assessment Webinars. Register here