By Chris Spears
DENVER (CBS4) – A dry March has resulted in the expansion of drought across Colorado with 90% of the state now in some stage of drought.
Roughly 20% is classified as being in extreme (D3) drought.
Since last week the San Luis Valley was added to a growing area of extreme (D3) drought as well as more of Colorado’s western slope.
The tender dry conditions have resulted in several grass fires over the past few weeks.
Nearly 3.5 million residents of Colorado live in an area currently experiencing drought.
Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.