Monsoon helps ease NM drought

NM drought maps
The recent monsoon is helping to ease the severe drought for New Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico has been getting so much rain so fast, the state’s drought map continues to look dramatically different. In March, most of the eastern part of the state was in red, reflecting extreme drought.

On July’s map, the only places in the red were the far southwest, northwest and northeast corners.

On the August map, the dark red is nearly gone and parts of the state are in yellow meaning abnormally dry.

New Mexico is not out of the drought quite yet but so far, this reflects a huge improvement. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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