Huge Swaths of Western States Suffering Drought

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The June 15 map produced by the U.S. Drought MonitorOpens in a new tab. shows that significant portions of the Western states are suffering extreme or exceptional drought.

According to the National Weather ServiceOpens in a new tab., “extreme drought” indicates major crop/pasture losses, extreme fire danger, and widespread water shortages or restrictions.  “Exceptional drought” brings widespread crop and pasture losses, exceptional fire risk, shortages of water in reservoirs, streams and wells causing water emergencies.


Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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