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Recent snowfall concerns experts in drought-ridden Colorado

DENVER — Weather officials in Colorado have said drought conditions in some areas of the state have slightly improved after recent snowstorms left drifts deeper than previously predicted, but the state is still 98.5% in drought. The Colorado Sun reported that the latest national drought monitor report, which was made public on Thursday, said snowstorms last week pushed some regions across the Front Range out of “extreme” drought and down to “severe” drought. But officials believe less snow this winter will exacerbate drought conditions. Assistant State Climatologist Becky Bolinger said current snowfall models for the next few months are not encouraging.

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