According to the July 18 U.S. Drought Monitor, only 9.5% of California/Nevada is in drought, down from 99% at the start of the water year (October 2022). Drought primarily remains now in parts of southeastern California and southern Nevada, which did not receive above-normal precipitation. The short-term weather concern is extreme heat, which is expected to hit the region this week. This webinar provided an overview of the current conditions and outlooks, a presentation on Improving Nevada's Drought and Climate Monitoring Network, and more.
The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System July 2023 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (e.g., El Niño and La Niña).