Colorado is one of 10 states in the middle of a severe drought. Half of the state is in the second-worst level of drought.
Skiers and snowboarders are extremely frustrated with the lack of snow, also.
States across the west are facing similar depressing forecasts. Nevada ranchers and farmers were recently warned to prepare for another year of drought
The record high temperatures and low precipitation for 2012 helped fuel one of the most devastating wildfire seasons on record, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Last year, 67,000 wildfires consumed acreage and homes across the country.
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