Rain Won't Do Much For Drought

The recent rain fall in El Paso County and other areas of southern Colorado will not have a major impact on drought conditions.

Catherine Moravec of the Colorado State University Extension office in Colorado Springs says it will take a lot more than a five day period of rain to change our condition.

Some parts of El Paso and Fremont Counties have received as much at five inches of rain since last Sunday.

The rain will also not effect water restrictions. The City of Colorado Springs is not currently under mandatory restrictions, but there is at least one district that is.

The Cherokee Water District which serves as many as 5,000 homes east of Powers in Colorado Springs is under mandatory restrictions and will remain that way.

Their restrictions are based on a court ruling not lack of rain fall. Those restrictions could remain in place for several years.