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Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System -
In support of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), our office regularly monitors drought and climate conditions in the Intermountain West (CO, WY, UT, AZ, NM). Our monitoring efforts include a weekly summary and assessment of conditions and a recommendation to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

August 13, 2019 NIDIS IMW Summary -
Drought is expanding over portions of the Intermountain West thanks to a lackluster start to the monsoon season and warming temperatures. While streamflows and water supplies remain in fairly good condition, evaporative demand has increased and vegetation has started drying out.

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