Friday Top of the Scroll: Megadrought worsens in the Western U.S., California
Much of the western U.S. continues to endure a long-term drought, one that threatens the region’s water supplies and agriculture and could worsen wildfires this year. In fact, some scientists are calling the dryness in the West a “megadrought,” defined as an intense drought that lasts for decades or longer. Overall, about 90% of the West is now either abnormally dry or in a drought, which is among the highest percentages in the past 20 years, according to this week’s U.S. Drought Monitor.
- Gold Country Media: Dismal snowpack shows need for a March miracle
- Spectrum News 1: How Bad is the Drought in California? Depends on Who You Ask
- Eyewitness News ABC7: Cold blast hits Northeast, new storm to slam West, from California to Washington