Water outlook ‘greatly improved’, but farmers still need rain, help from cities

Outlet: Windsor Now

June 6, 2013

On paper, northern Colorado’s recovery from months of drought appears to be nearly complete. The plethora of moisture in recent weeks has put precipitation and snowpack figures in the South Platte River basin above average and, collectively, reservoir levels are getting close to normal. According to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor, northern Colorado is no longer in a “drought” — being labeled instead as “abnormally dry.”