New Mexico

Western monsoon to bring beneficial rain, flooding risk

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"Through the early week, a majority of the monsoonal moisture in the West will be confined to the Four Corners region," AccuWeather Meteorologist Mary Gilbert said. "Thunderstorms are forecast to fire up across a large swath of New Mexico, as well as portions of Arizona and Colorado through Tuesday."

Western river compacts were innovative in the 1920s but couldn’t foresee today’s water challenges

PROMO Drought - Water Issues Canal - Chris Sorensen

The Western U.S. is in a water crisis, from California to Nebraska. An ongoing drought is predicted to last at least through July 2022. Recent research suggests that these conditions may be better labeled aridification - meaning that warming and drying are long-term trends.