US Drought Monitor

News Brief: Luke Runyon on Western Water Shortages

Jul 20, 2021

Lake Powell is at its lowest level ever. The Federal government could declare a water shortage throughout the Colorado River Basin as soon as August.  For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with KUNC water reporter Luke Runyon to find out what this means.

Dry Soils, Vegetation Across the Southwest

Jun 23, 2021

State and regional climate officials are concerned about the weather and drought outlook for the southwestern US, including western Colorado. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update.