According to the July 2nd update from the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), 32.7% of Colorado is in an extreme drought, 22.1% is in a severe drought, 11.8% is in a moderate drought and 16.3% of the state is abnormally dry. Collectively, over 80% of Colorado is officially considered to be in a drought.
On June 22, Governor Polis activated the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan and the supporting Drought and Agricultural Impact Task Forces to respond to deepening drought conditions across the state. For more information on the developing 2020 drought season and response resources, visit the Colorado Water Conservation Board drought website.
As of July 6th, cumulative precipitation in the Colorado River Watershed was tracking at 96% of average and cumulative precipitation in the South Platte River Watershed was tracking at 98% of average.