Thanks to snow and rain, there is an improvement in the drought affecting the southwest.
Reports of road closures and potential flooding in California, above-average snowpack in Colorado, and record snowfall in other parts of the basin states paint a cautiously optimistic picture. Snowpack, if it continues, can ease the mega-drought conditions that have been affecting Lake Mead, Lake Powell and other storage facilities in the Colorado River basin states.
The December 29 drought map published by the U.S. drought monitor showed significantly less “extreme drought” conditions than earlier in the 2022.
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