Drought in Western U.S. is Biggest in Years and Predicted to Worsen During Winter MonthsNews Type: State, Regional Source: The Washington Post
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The largest and most intense drought in years is engulfing the West and threatens to grow larger and more severe in the coming months.
The drought has already been a major contributor to record wildfire activity in California and Colorado. Its continuation could also deplete rivers, stifle crops and eventually drain water supplies in some Western states.