Snow, Rain A Welcome Sight In Colorado But Drought Still A Big Problem

Outlet: CBS Denver

CBS Denver: Colorado’s latest snowstorm was bringing moisture to the mountains and the Front Range, but nearly 99% of the state is still in a drought. Much of it is considered “extreme” and even more serious “exceptional” drought. What’s ’21 going to bring when the sun comes out?” she wondered. Not a lot of hope, according to state climatologist Russ Schumacher from his office on the campus of Colorado State University. “We’re going to need an extended period of cooler and wetter conditions to pull us out of that and it’s not what the outlooks are showing at this point,” he said.