… The rain and subsequent flooding [in California] could mean good things for the water crisis gripping the southwestern U.S., though—especially the Colorado River and its basin if the precipitation reaches the upper basin. The Upper Colorado River basin covers Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, while the lower basin covers Arizona, California, and Nevada. If the moisture unleashed from the atmospheric river reaches the Upper Colorado River Basin, it could improve its flows which have been incredibly low in recent years.
- CBS News – Colorado: Colorado’s snowpack inching closer to average after slow start to snow season
- ABC 15 – Phoenix: Arizona seeing gradual improvement in drought and lake levels