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Experts Fear Severe Wildfire Season this Year

Colorado's drought coupled with low snowpack levels could mean dangerous wildfires.

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Zach Dischner

Persistent drought across much of Colorado paired with last winter’s low snowfall levels has experts worried about a severe wildfire season this year–last week, a few smaller fires had already sparked up. Southwestern Colorado faces the largest risk, with its snowpack at only 32 percent of normal.