The final Waters of the U.S. rule will become effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, raising concerns by groundwater and farming groups about expanding federal jurisdiction.
The USGS reports that two agricultural valleys fed by the Walker River in west-central Nevada are experiencing a groundwater deficit.
The pink snow observed in Utah is caused by a green algae, which could be speeding up the process of snow melt.
With above average snow and precipitation in parts of the southwest, there is hope that there will be some relief from the drought.
An irrigation non-expansion area has been designated in western Arizona. The Hualapai Valley INA covers parts of Mohave County and will prohibit new irrigation uses.
Another round of funding was announced today for drought resiliency programs. Six of the 7 Colorado River Compact states have programs receiving Bipartisan Infrastructure Funding in today's...