NM in severe drought despite improved conditions

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico is one of several states running out of water.

The U.S. Drought Monitor ranks the state third on the list of states so dry they have more than half of their land area in severe drought.

In New Mexico it’s more than 90 percent.

Severe drought is categorized by crop loss, frequent water shortages and mandatory water restrictions.

New Mexico’s low reservoir levels are due to high temperatures and low snowfall during the winter.

The good news is the state is not as dry as last year and the National Weather Service also forecasts that there may be more moisture this summer.

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