As of May 8, 2018, more than 81 percent of Colorado is experiencing some degree of abnormally dry or drought conditions. This is an improvement from three months ago, when 99 percent of the state was abnormally dry or in drought. However, it is significantly drier than one year ago, when approximately 12 percent of the state experienced dry conditions or drought.
Currently, the driest areas are the southern portion of the state, which is classified under severe and extreme drought. Approximately 7 percent of the state (in the southwest corner) is currently classified as exceptional drought.
As of May 10, snowpack levels statewide are 49 percent of normal, with some areas (in the southwest corner) as low as 8 percent of normal.