Drought

Lake Mead Drops to a Record Low
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Lake Mead Drops to a Record Low

The reservoir stands at its lowest level since the 1930s.

Published Aug 27, 2021

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Record Low for Great Salt Lake
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Record Low for Great Salt Lake

Low water levels are due to recent trends in precipitation and long-term trends in consumption by humans.

Published Aug 17, 2021

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Drought in Madagascar
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Drought in Madagascar

The lack of rainfall and other environmental factors have taken a toll on the region’s vegetation and agricultural production, leaving many in the region facing severe hunger.

Published Jul 30, 2021

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A Long View of Sierra Snow
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A Long View of Sierra Snow

Those mountains have seen less snow accumulation in recent years, a decline that plays a role in water management and response to drought.

Published Jul 28, 2021

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Sierra Snowbank Short on Funds
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Sierra Snowbank Short on Funds

Mountain snow melted away nearly a month ahead of schedule, leaving reservoirs without their usual inflow of freshwater.

Published Jul 14, 2021

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