Monsoon helps ease NM drought

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.

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