Hot and dry conditions over the last three months are making matters worse when it comes to the eight year drought Colorado is going through.
According to the National Weather Service of Grand Junction, monsoon activity should start in two weeks. But that may not be enough relief for farmers on the Western Slope. The past three months have been very hot and dry and coupled with not enough snow pack this past winter season; the monsoon precipitation may not be enough. This may lead to farmers in the area paying more for water.
According to the National Weather Service, this year's monsoon season should be typical - with normal rain fall amounts. But temperatures will remain above normal.