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The drought is causing increased hay prices for farmers.
"We're going to need a wet spring, a wet, late winter - we got a long way to go," said State Climatologist Nolan Doesken, who is based out of Colorado State University.

"Really what matters now is these next few months. We got to go back to our more normal weather pattern," he said.

Without some relief it could also mean another busy wildfire season.

While many want lots of moisture for the state, local officials in Colorado Springs are worried the scorched hillsides left by the Waldo Canyon Fire last summer could mean intense flash flooding this spring and summer.

Mitigation efforts are underway to lessen the chances of flooding.