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Drought conditions persist despite rainfall

May 25, 2015

The National Drought Mitigation Center releases a weekly drought monitor. This one, released May 21st, shows Colorado's Western Slope is experiencing abnormally dry, moderate and severe drought conditions.
Credit droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Even with all of the recent rain and snow in Western Colorado, the region continues to be in a drought. Some areas have “severe drought” conditions, including the southwest section of Pitkin County. Wildfire season typically gets underway in May and June. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Doug Paul from the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit about the wildfire outlook.

Doug Paul is with the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit, which manages fire on federal lands.