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Southwest Drought Briefing: A Focus on Snowpack

Apr 5
April 5, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Colorado River running through the Grand Canyon

The Southwest has experienced an on-again, off-again winter snow pattern. As we prepare for the spring snowmelt, moderate (D1) to exceptional (D4) drought persists across the region. This drought briefing focused on winter drought conditions and forecasts for spring for Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah. It also included a closer look at April 1 snowpack conditions along with a deeper dive into snow measurement networks and how snowpack is measured across the West.