Drought Conditions Likely to Worsen

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, niedriger Wasserstand, Trockenheit, Nevada, Arizona

Colorado didn’t see enough snow this winter to fully recover from the ongoing drought and now experts say what snow the state did see is melting too quickly.   

Becky Bolinger of the Colorado Climate Center told the Denver Post, “If we continue on at the rate we’re at we’re looking at probably a complete meltout by the end of May or beginning of June.” 

That’s too soon. By several weeks, she said. So, drought conditions are likely to worsen, exacerbating what officials are anticipating could be the worst wildfire year in Colorado’s history.   

Dan R