Drought watch: summer rains bring slight improvement

This morning’s federal Drought Monitor reports slight improvement in New Mexico’s drought conditions, but the state still remains worst in the nation:

The improvement came primarily on the state’s southern border with Texas, where summer rains have created a sliver of land – about 1.5 percent of New Mexico’s total territory – that is no longer in drought, though most of it remains “abnormally dry”. With 95.5 percent of the state’s land area in “severe” drought or worse, however, New Mexico’s drought conditions remain the worst in the nation.

Note to readers: It literally started sprinkling on my laptop as I sat on the back porch writing this.

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