Fears Of A ​​​​​​​”Return Of The 1930s Dust Bowl” Rise As Record Drought Sizzles Southwest

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

The United States Drought Monitor publishes weekly data that shows the Western U.S. is in a historic drought.

The latest Drought Monitor map shows for Mar. 4, “Dry conditions dominated much of the West and especially the Southwest and into the Plains.”

Extreme to exceptional drought conditions are seen across 57% and 90% of the land in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, and diminishing snowpack could jeopardize drinking water for tens of millions of people from Denver to Los Angeles.

The drought developed last summer following a dry spring. Since then, conditions have deteriorated and continue to worsen to “the most severe on record in the Southwest,” according to WSJ.

Utah and Nevada recorded their driest years in more than 126 years in 2020, while Arizona and Colorado had their second driest and New Mexico its fourth. The Southwest, plagued with “severe,” “extreme,” and “exceptional” drought conditions, suggests similarities to the Great Depression’s Dust Bowl of the 1930s (read: “Return Of The Dust Bowl? The “Megadrought” In The Southwest Is Really Starting To Escalate”). 

“Nearly a quarter of the area was in the worst drought category, an event with a probability frequency of once every 50 to 100 years,” according to WaPo.

Gary Esslinger, treasurer-manager of the district in Las Cruces, New Mexico, told WSJ that his area’s conditions are absolutely “horrific.” He said at least 33% of the 6,500 farmers in his region had taken offline 90,640 irrigable acres out of production from previous drought years.

New Mexico State Engineer John D’Antonio Jr. has requested farmers not to plant this year due to dangerously low levels at the state’s reservoirs. 

Meteorologists at private weather forecaster BAWMX show no sign of relief for the Southwest in terms of precipitation for the next two weeks.

Meanwhile, Utah rancher Jimmie Hughes told WSJ that he and his workers haul tanks of water across their ranch to refill watering holes for more than 300 cows.

See the pics and read the rest here: https://www.zerohedge.com/weather/record-drought-sizzles-southwest-fears-return-1930s-dust-bowl

2 thoughts on “Fears Of A ​​​​​​​”Return Of The 1930s Dust Bowl” Rise As Record Drought Sizzles Southwest

  1. Which, of course–since Las Cruces is close to El Paso and El Paso is close to my neck of the woods–means far west Texas is experiencing the same drought, similar to Sept. 2010 until summer 2013….in 2011, 7 inches of rain or less! 7! the entire year–the same year that included the first Big Freeze (single digits three days in a row, high of 13) in far west Texas anyway, not the whole state… Why? One, La Nina, which causes Pacific to be colder then normal so as to not create the precipitation an El Nino would; two, Grand Solar Minimum; three, geoengineering which is likely the biggest cause of this drought (and the 2021 Big Freeze across the state). Finally, these are the areas most likely to have rural-remote populations who would rather live where we are than be forced into stack ‘n pack “smart cities”… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–part of the ‘great reset’ or whatever criminal psycho elite agenda is to force all humans off rural-remote areas “for the sake of wildlife and the environment” so the rich can hunt down these animals (and any remaining humans) for sport, etc., and to steal resources from said wildlife and said environment. (but this won’t work, monsters…watch out for mountain lions…)

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