As of February 5, 2017, the majority of Colorado is experiencing above average snowpack conditions, with some areas as high as 169 percent of normal. Statewide, snowpack is significantly higher than it was this time last year.
Significant, heavy snowfall is helping to improve the drought conditions. However, more than half of the state is still classified as abnormally dry and approximately 35 percent is experiencing drought. Spring melt and runoff could work to relieve the drought conditions in those areas.