Drought worsens; monsoonal rains miss Four Corners again

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Drought worsens; monsoonal rains miss Four Corners again

Dry soil affects local crop yields in SW Colorado
Irrigation water sprays on a field of pinto beans northwest of Cortez. Farmers experienced 10% to 15% water shortages this year from McPhee Reservoir.
McPhee Reservoir is being drawn down to the dead pool, and needs at least an average winter to refill.
Local reservoirs are dropping down to inactive pools as the drought worsens.

Drought worsens; monsoonal rains miss Four Corners again

Irrigation water sprays on a field of pinto beans northwest of Cortez. Farmers experienced 10% to 15% water shortages this year from McPhee Reservoir.
McPhee Reservoir is being drawn down to the dead pool, and needs at least an average winter to refill.
Local reservoirs are dropping down to inactive pools as the drought worsens.
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