#Drought update for the Intermountain West — NIDIS

Click the link to read the article on the NIDIS website. Here’s an excerpt:

Key Points

  • Extreme and exceptional drought conditions to continue in the Intermountain West for the third summer in a row.
  • Upper Colorado River SWE is currently at 54% of median for this time of year with about a month left in the melt season.
  • Exceptional drought expanded in New Mexico, where the fire season is in full swing. With over 311,000 acres burned, the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Complex is now the largest in modern records for the state of New Mexico.
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