drought

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. 

Pocket Of Severe Drought Lingers Over Southwest US

Dec 31, 2019
americanrivers.org

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.

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