drought

A. Park Williams/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory via AP

A new study finds that much of the western United States is baking in what scientists call an emerging megadrought.

nature.org

Forecasters say the water flows on the Rio Grande are expected to be less than half of average — or worse this year-- raising concerns about drought across parts of the American West.

Phoenix Area Reservoirs Nearly Full After Wet Winter

Apr 6, 2020
desertusa.com

Reservoirs have reached near capacity along the Verde and Salt rivers after a wet season caused rain and snow runoff across central Arizona mountains.

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.


azleg.gov

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. 

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