The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that drought conditions in the southwest are easing, thanks to above-average precipitation.
The drought situation is easing for now in the Colorado River basin states, thanks to recent atmospheric river events.
August saw above-average rainfall in parts of the southwest, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, and the trend brought by monsoon weather is expected to continue.
Almost half of the United States is experiencing moderate drought or worse, with the West particularly hard hit. Most of the western U.S., including Southern Montana to northern Mexico and from the...