As of November 13, more than 83 percent of Colorado is experiencing some degree of abnormally dry (yellow) or drought conditions (orange and red shades). This is a slight increase from three months ago when more than 81 percent of Colorado were experiencing some degree of abnormally dry or drought conditions. Exceptional drought (dark red) has increased from 8.5 percent to 13.37 percent.
It is also significantly drier than one year ago when only 1.22 percent of the state was experiencing moderate drought and 28.74 percent of were experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Currently, the driest area of the state continues to be the southern portion. The southwest corner remains in exceptional drought conditions along with parts of the Rio Grande and Arkansas River Basins.