In the Southwest, ‘drought’ doesn’t tell the whole story

In the Southwest, ‘drought’ doesn’t tell the whole story

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: High Country News
Click here to read the article: https://www.hcn.org/articles/drought-in-an-arid-landscape-drought-doesnt-tell-the-whole-story

Should drought be the correct term to correctly explain what is currently going on?