#Drought news: ~35% of #NewMexico under D0 (Abnormally Dry) conditions, ~19% D1 (Moderate Drought)

New Mexico Drought Monitor May 28, 2019.

From the Carlsbad Current-Argus (Adrian C Hedden):

A decades-long drought across New Mexico appears to be subsiding, with drought conditions remaining in the southeast and northwest regions of the state.

Recent data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows about 64 percent of New Mexico is showing no drought conditions, up from 39 percent three months ago and 0.16 percent last year.

About 35 percent of the state is experiencing “abnormally dry” conditions, records show, down from 61 percent three months ago and 99 percent last year.

“Moderate drought” conditions were reported in about 19 percent of the state, with 42 percent reported three months ago and 99 percent reported last year…

Severe, extreme and exceptional drought conditions were not reported anywhere in the state.

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