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Gov. Ritter Declares 22 Colorado Counties as Drought Disasters

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Gov. Bill Ritter is seeking federal disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers who are experiencing financial distress in 22 counties hit by drought and late-spring freezes. The level of drought in these counties range from moderate to extreme, as indicated by the U.S. Drought Monitor. The affected counties:

Adams, Crowley, Kit Carson, Park, Arapahoe, Douglas, Kiowa, Prowers, Baca, Elbert, Las Animas, Pueblo, Bent, EI Paso, Logan, Teller, Cheyenne, Huerfano, Otero, and Washington.

Here is a closer view of Colorado’s drought assessment.

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One thought on “Gov. Ritter Declares 22 Colorado Counties as Drought Disasters

  1. On the plus side, we haven’t HAD to mow much yet. Still, I would rather have rain.

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