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2,800,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
55% more in abnormally dry areas.
The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is a map that shows the location and intensity of drought across the country. The data is updated each Tuesday and released on Thursday. This map shows the drought conditions on October 15, 2019.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Colorado
from 2000 - 2019
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Colorado lasted 395 weeks beginning on October 30, 2001 and ending on May 19, 2009. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of July 16, 2002 where D4 affected 34.37% of Colorado land.
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