U.S. Drought Monitor

In 2018 the Four Corners region suffered from an “exceptional” drought—the highest rating on the U.S. Drought Monitor’s scale. Water sources dried up and crops died, costing the U.S. economy 3 billion dollars. Scientists are now able to pinpoint how much of that drought was the result of climate change. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Emily Williams of the University of California-Santa Barbara, the lead author of the study.


Republican and Democratic Leaders of the Arizona House are again eyeing the state's water supply as a major issue in the coming legislative session. 

Pocket Of Severe Drought Lingers Over Southwest US

Dec 31, 2019

Drought has yet to give up its hold over parts of the southwestern United States despite a series of storms that have brought rain and snow to the region in recent weeks.


U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated three Arizona counties as natural disaster areas because of recent drought conditions.  Those counties are:  Coconino, Navajo and Apache.

Arizona Game and Fish Department

Thirsty wildlife around Arizona are getting help from the state.