Drought Easing

Laramie, WY – The State Climatologist says he feels like the drought that started in 2000 is on the way out. Jan Curtis says this winter snowpack was below average, but then in mid-April the snow started to come. He says now all the reservoirs in the state have more water then they did a year ago and the state is beating the drought. He thinks it should be gone by 2007. Curtis says ranchers should be happy because rangeland is in the best shape since 1999. He does caution cities in the northeast and southeast to be careful how much water they use this summer.