New data predicts another dry month for westernmost states

Feb. 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — Data from the NRCS has predicted a limited water supply in areas west of the Continental Divide in February.

WASHINGTON — Data from the second 2014 forecast by the National Water and Climate Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has predicted a limited water supply in many areas west of the Continental Divide in February, according to a press release.

The Center monitors parts of eastern California, now in a state of emergency because of drought, suffering one of the lowest snow years on record, noted the release.

While dry weather is predicted in the far west states, the report predicts a near normal water supply for most areas east of the Continental Divide in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, the release reported.

According to the release, the Center's experts caution states further west such as California, Nevada and Oregon to prepare for a dry spring and summer.

“We’re experiencing record breaking lows,” said NRCS Hydrologist Melissa Webb. “We’d need months of record-breaking storms to get to normal.”

Read the full release here.

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