#Drought update for the intermountain west (March 26, 2021) — NIDIS #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification

Click here to read the drought update from NIDIS:

Drought emergency declared for Utah while Northeast Colorado sees drought conditions improve.

Key Points

  • A heavy winter storm from March 12–14 eased drought conditions for eastern Colorado.
  • Despite recent precipitation, exceptional drought conditions persist over areas of the Intermountain West (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah).
  • Snowpack so far this season has been low, but improved from last month.
  • Dry conditions are expected to continue for the Southwest.
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