Southern Arizona has been under the strongest category of drought since early last year. With a strong start to monsoon, the area should soon show a bit of recovery. It takes more than just a handful of good rainfalls to recover from such a bad drought. … The drought is one of the reasons why Pima County has had so many flash flood warnings this year. Soil that has not seen rain in a while is not as absorbent as regular soil, so heavy rainfalls over dry ground lead to flash flooding more often. This also causes problems on the roads.
- Deseret News: Will monsoons bring rain to the West?