Drought intensifies and expands in the American West
The scale of the drought hitting the American West is beginning to crystallize as Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona experienced their driest year in terms of precipitation on record, according to the National Center for Environmental Information. In Utah and California, it was the second-driest winter on record. For Wyoming, it was the third-driest ever. For Colorado, only three winters were ever drier in the 127-year history of record-keeping at the center.
- Capital Public Radio: Melting Snow Usually Means Water For The West. But This Year, It Might Not Be Enough
- Salt Lake Tribune: Worsening drought could lead to water-use restrictions
- The Colorado Sun: Nearly half of Colorado emerges from drought conditions while Western Slope remains dry and at risk for fire
- White Mountain Independent: Can the Mississippi River save Arizona?