Drought spreads in the southwest, increasing the risk of fires and the water crisis

Drought spreads in the southwest, increasing the risk of fires and the water crisis

More than 98% of the Southwest is in drought this week, according to the Monitor, which noted reservoir storage levels were below normal in all western states except Washington. In California, which is entirely in drought conditions, two of the state’s largest reservoirs – Lake Shasta and Lake Oroville – are at “extremely low levels”, …

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