WWA-NIDIS July 2012 Drought Update
Under a second winter of La Niña, drought conditions emerged midway through the 2012 water year, with low snowpacks melting out early during a very dry and warm spring. Spring and early summer runoff over most of the region was well below average, with flows similar to 2002 and other benchmark drought years. Continued dry and hot conditions in June dried out vegetation and led to very large and intense wildfires in all three states, along with widespread rangeland, pasture, and dryland crop losses.
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