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May 2023 Southwest Drought Briefing

May 23
May 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 1:35 pm
The Colorado River is a major source of water for the Southwest U.S.

The Southwest has seen record-setting snowpack this winter. Short-term drought in the region has greatly improved. As we look forward to the spring melt, what will this mean for reservoir storage and long-term drought? This webinar looked at current and forecasted drought conditions for Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah and then highlighted the LandPKS (Land Potential Knowledge System) as a tool to monitor land changes over time.


  • Current Climate Conditions and Outlook: Joe Casola, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
  • Land Potential Knowledge System: Jeff Herrick, USDA's Agricultural Research Service

For additional information, please contact Gretel Follingstad.