Since June 14th, it has been exceptionally dry in the North Sound. The only decent rainfall of late occurred on August 7th and 8th, breaking a 51-day dry streak. The very dry weather has resulted in much drier soils, lower river runoff, drier foliage, and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- In the midst of a historic heatwave creating prime conditions for a historic wildfire season, President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he plans to raise the federal firefighter pay to at least $15 an hour and offer new retention incentives amid turnover, as... Read More.
(FOLSOM LAKE, Calif.) -- Folsom Lake, one of California's largest reservoirs, is crucial to providing water to the state's 40 million-plus residents. But this year, relentless heat and dry conditions have evaporated the already below-average snowpack on the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains that supply the... Read More.
(LAKE MEAD, Nev.) -- Lake Mead, the reservoir formed by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, has hit its lowest water levels ever, according to government officials. The water level in the reservoir, which supplies drinking water to millions of people in California, Arizona,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The western United States is in the midst of an intensifying drought. In the latest U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday, nearly 52% of the western U.S. is in "extreme" or "exceptional drought." In parts of California and Nevada, two dry winters in... Read More.
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Drought conditions in the West are so severe that officials are worried about the potential of a fire season even more dangerous than the last. In Colorado, higher temperatures and lower precipitation after a winter with less-than-normal snowfall has made the land... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Ongoing drought conditions across the United States will likely worsen this spring, while flooding is expected to be less severe than in recent years, according to a forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration... Read More.
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- BY: MARIYA MOSELEY and CRISTINA CORUJO, ABC NewsAmid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Puerto Rico is not only enduring a health crisis but also a worsening drought, forcing tens of thousands to go without running water... Read More.