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DENVER (AP) — The intensifying crisis facing the Colorado River amounts to what is fundamentally a math problem. The 40 million people who depend on the river to fill up a glass of water at the dinner table or wash their clothes or grow food across millions of acres use significantly more each year than…

Despite “thousand-year” flooding just two weeks ago, Yellowstone National Park is dry enough for its fire danger to rise for the first time in Summer 2022. Moderate fire danger isn’t a cause of much concern in Yellowstone. But, it’s a sign of a potentially dangerous summer to come. On Monday, June 27, the fire danger…

ROME (AP) — Two U.N. food agencies issued stark warnings Monday about multiple, looming food crises on the planet, driven by climate “shocks” like drought and worsened by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine that have sent fuel and food prices soaring. The glum assessment came in a report by…

The Beartooth Highway is a “snow go” for tourists, and W.Y.D.O.T. and M.D.O.T. say it will take until next week to remove four feet of snow dropped on the pass since it opened – and closed – on May 27. Last Friday, the Beartooth Highway opened for Summer 2022 at 8 a.m. By 5 p.m.,…

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released a Drought Resilience Interagency Working Group’s (IWG) Summary Report describing steps taken to date to improve “drought-stricken” communities’ long-term resilience to drought through a variety of financial and technical assistance. As part of the Administration’s “whole-of-government” approach, the Drought Resilience IWG is confronting climate change. “Intense drought and climate change…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened Monday to impose mandatory water restrictions if residents don’t use less on their own as a drought drags on and the hotter summer months approach. Newsom raised that possibility in a meeting with representatives from major water agencies, including those that supply Los Angeles, San Diego…

April and May may have rained on peoples’ plans, but the wet weather was exactly what Wyoming needed, building snowpack closer to average amounts for this time of the year. The Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation Service released another snowpack/snow water equivalent report – it’s the 23rd of the current water year. The “water year” is…

There’s not a lot of good news in the latest Wyoming Water Supply Outlook, as the impacts of an abnormally warm winter are becoming more apparent. The Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation Service released an updated hydrologic report on April 7. Overall, it’s not looking good. “A majority of basins across Wyoming had an average of…

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer The American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest in at least 1,200 years and is a worst-case climate change scenario playing out live, a new study finds. A dramatic drying in 2021 — about as dry as 2002 and one of the…

Winter weather conditions leave Wyoming with above-average precipitation, below-average snowpack, and a good chance but no guarantee of average spring runoff. The Natural Resources Conservation Service has released its Wyoming Water Supply Outlook for February 2022. The report is a hydrologic forecast based on the weather, climate, and snowpack across the state. Numbers in the…


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