There has been record rainfall in Colorado. Based on the latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, over 75% of the state of Colorado is currently free from drought conditions. This is an improvement compared to the same period last year when only 1% had no drought conditions. Furthermore, looking back to last year, an astonishing 57% of the state was facing severe drought conditions at this time. The substantial decrease in drought-affected areas indicates a positive shift in the state’s water availability and overall moisture levels. Continue reading for more in-depth information on the rainfall in Colorado this year. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
The Record Rainfall in Colorado in 2023
Since May, northeastern Colorado has experienced a consistent downpour, with thunderstorms and prolonged rainfall saturating extensive areas. This year is becoming one of the wettest starts to the year for several cities and towns in Colorado. Colorado Springs, for instance, has recorded a remarkable rainfall total of 14.71 inches from January 1 to June 13. This surpasses the previous record of 14.11 inches set in 2015 during the same period. Other areas along the Front Range and east of Metro Denver are also reporting substantial rainfall, with many of them ranking among the top 10 spots for year-to-date totals in 2023.
Here are some rainfall totals from various locations since January 1: Boulder: 13.07 inches, Castle Rock: 13.48 inches, Denver: 10.81 inches, Evergreen: 11.58 inches, Fort Collins: 11.22 inches, Fort Morgan: 12.53 inches, Greeley: 10.55 inches, Julesburg: 9.63 inches, Longmont: 12.85 inches, and Loveland: 10.35 inches. The region continues to experience a significant amount of precipitation, bringing about a notable start to the year in terms of rainfall. Homeowners, this is the best time to check for leaks around your doors and windows. A silicon sealant can fix most small leaks. However, larger leaks may require a professional hand in which case you talk to your agent about their preferred handymen.