Apr 22, 2023 - Energy & Environment

Charted: Droughts across America

Data: NOAA and U.S. Drought Monitoring Project ; Chart: Tory Lysik/Axios Visuals

An abnormally wet winter meant only 35% of the lower 48 states experienced drought leading up to Earth Day, the lowest in three years.

Threat level: This year was an anomaly, and reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin are still dropping at alarming rates.

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