After another dry week in the Western Slope there has been no improvement in the drought monitor. We can see further expansion of the extreme and exceptional drought levels. 77.72% of the state is now under an extreme drought and 21.82% of the state is under the highest drought level, exceptional. We may see some improvement in next week’s update due to a cold front passing through this weekend. Even though we will receive some much need rainfall, it will take several systems like this to completely alleviate this drought.