Colorado public safety officials are warning swimmers about a dangerous and lengthy high-water season.

Record snowfall is about to have a massive effect on front range creeks and rivers. For the first time in 19 years, the U.S. Drought Monitor has given us the official word that Colorado is no longer in a drought.

According to Colorado Public Radio, last year 65% of the state was experiencing a drought. Farms were drying up and crops were not growing as they have in the past. Lucky for us, mother nature came in with a vengeance over the fall and winter.