Flash flood watches and warnings are in effect for eight western states that have been battling wildfires over the last several months.
Despite occasional rain showers in areas of western Colorado over the spring and summer, persistent drought conditions have parched soil over much of the western part of the state, stressing irrigated lawns and larger landscape trees.
Ongoing drought that some say is a continuation of a dry period starting in the late 1990s continues to plague New Mexico's agricultural sector.
Due to extremely low flows and warm water temperatures, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking anglers to voluntarily avoid fishing on the Colorado River between Kremmling and Rifle.
Colorado crop progress and condition report for the week ending July 4, 2021, from the USDA.
The United States and Mexico are tussling over their dwindling shared water supplies after years of unprecedented heat and insufficient rainfall.
Like humans, trees need water to survive on hot, dry days, and they can survive for only short times under extreme heat and dry conditions.
As summer heats up in July and August, Wyoming's wildfire season is likely to creep above average, although recent hot and dry weather has already stoked fires.
Colorado crop progress and condition report for Colorado from the USDA.
Drought persists in the western half of the state, and won't improve any time soon.