The map shows the risk of drought for people in each of Colorado’s census tracts — small geographic regions used for the US census. This shown using an index between 0 and 1, where 0 indicates the lowest risk (lightest color) and 1 indicates the highest (darkest color). This index represents a combination of exposure and social vulnerability to drought. Communities with a higher share of agriculture sector jobs, farmland as a percent of land area, and ski communities are are at the greatest risk of being affected by drought.
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Zoom in to see the drought risk index in your census tract. You can use the search bar in the upper-left-hand corner of the map to type in your city or county. Hover over a census tract to see the components of the index in that area. You can also highlight multiple census tracts by clicking and dragging with your cursor.