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Drought conditions in Colorado 'exceptional'

3:02 PM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - The lack of moisture is not helping Colorado's drought concerns as 25 percent of the state, all on the eastern side, is now listed at "exceptional" drought levels.

Ron Carleton from Colorado Department of Agriculture says the weather forecast for the upcoming months isn't hopeful.

"[The forecast] shows higher than average temperatures and lower than average precipitation," Carleton said. "For most of Colorado, [the] drought is expected to persist or even intensify," Carleton said.

Carleton says in order for the state to recover from the drought, it would need to receive above average precipitation.
The current snow pack is below average across the state.

Rose Heaphy contributed to this article.

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