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Drought watch: monsoons helping ever so little

New Mexico Drought Monitor
New Mexico Drought Monitor
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I’m beginning to sound like  broken record, but the latest Drought Monitor out this morning shows that our bountiful monsoon rains aren’t helping drought conditions all that much:

[T]he drought is far from over in the Southwest, with 80% of the topsoil short or very short of moisture in Colorado and New Mexico, 74% so rated in Oregon, and over 60% that dry in Utah. As of July 21, the USDA reported pasture and range land in poor to very poor condition for 95% of California, 79% of Arizona and New Mexico, 70% of Nevada, and 64% of Colorado.

Here’s today’s map, which shows New Mexico with the worst drought conditions in the nation:

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