California Drought

Western snowpack has a huge impact on drought. 

California is seeing more winter precipitation falling as rain — what implications does this have for drought?

By 2050, the severity of widespread summer drought is projected to almost triple in California.

Many vegetables, fruits, and nuts production will be impacted by drought. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts were produced in California in 2013.

What's Happening with Drought?

Kansas

Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More

California

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

With drought and climate change conspiring to push California’s summer wildfire season into premature overdrive, the state’s lead wildfire agency has acquired a multimillion dollar arsenal to help it cope with unprecedented numbers of dying trees... More

Wyoming

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More

Nevada

The Southwest May Have Entered a ‘Drier Climate State’

The Southwest is already the most arid part of the U.S. Now new research indicates it’s becoming even more dry as wet weather patterns, quite literally, dry up... More

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