98 percent of Colorado in a drought, say CSU climatologists

The Denver Post reports:

…About 98 percent of the state is experiencing varying levels of drought, according to CSU, with the most severe in the Arkansas Basin, where drought levels range from D1, or “moderate,” to D3, or “extreme.” The Texas drought from last summer is also still affecting Colorado, CSU said…

Read the report.

2 thoughts on “98 percent of Colorado in a drought, say CSU climatologists”

  1. Are the blizzards that paralyzed the eastern half of the state twice this winter, drought?

  2. The very definition of ‘drought’ used by NOAA is fuzzy.
    From http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/drght_what.html :
    Drought, as measured by scientists, is defined by evaluating precipitation, temperature, and soil moisture data, for the present and past months. A number of different indices of drought have been developed to quantify drought, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.
    So, pick your favorite cherry-flavored data.

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