From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
NOAA and its partners released the regional climate outlooks for the second quarter of 2013. Among the highlights for the West include the following:
- After a wet start to winter, extremely dry conditions persisted in the Southwest
- Reductions in California water allocations as dry spring proceeded
- Colorado River: snowmelt runoff 42% of normal, Lake Powell to drop 30 ft. in next year.