Severe drought, worsened by climate change, ravages the American West
Severe drought — largely connected to climate change — is ravaging … the entire Western half of the United States, from the Pacific Coast, across the Great Basin and desert Southwest, and up through the Rockies to the Northern Plains. In California, wells are drying up, forcing some homeowners to drill new ones that are deeper and costlier. Lake Mead, on the border of Arizona and Nevada, is so drained of Colorado River water that the two states are facing the eventual possibility of cuts in their supply.
- The Colorado Sun: While Colorado’s eastern half revels in rain, the Western Slope is still stuck in a drought
- The (Salinas) Californian: Analysis - California leads nation in tree loss, but worse may lie ahead
- Fox 13: Lake Powell approaching historic low levels
- Fox 21: Out of the drought in latest update