A late season snowstorm may have caught our neighbors in some parts of Colorado by surprise, but let’s call the frozen precipitation what it really is: White gold.

As of mid-May, before this week’s snowfall, the snow pack levels in the mountains ranged anywhere from 150 percent to 200 percent of normal levels. That has led the United States Drought Monitor to declare almost all of the state drought free.

That’s a welcome change after last year, when parched conditions sparked summer wildfires and led farmers to leave large tracts of their land fallow.

Read more at The Pueblo Chieftain.

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