California and Nevada Are Now 100 Percent in Drought
California and Nevada are now both “100 percent in drought,” according to a federal monitoring system, with the dry conditions fueling concerns over water supply shortages and wildfires.
“With dire drought conditions, rapidly decreasing snowpack, and low reservoir levels, concern for wildfire season is growing,” the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) said in a recent update.
While the agency said both California and Nevada are fully drought-stricken, around three-quarters of each is experiencing the highest levels of drought conditions—”Extreme” or “Exceptional.”
The dry conditions have prompted Nevada authorities to outlaw around 31 percent of the...