With little snowfall over the past winter, Westerners are looking at the potential for a dire year with very low water availability. There are already reductions in water deliveries in place across the region, and many farmers will not have enough water to grow crops this year. According to CBS News, this may be the start of a megadrought that has not been seen in the area in decades. In addition to water shortages, forest managers are expecting another terrible year for wildfires. You can read more at https://news.yahoo.com/western-u-may-entering-worst-015010067.html. Some related stories are listed below.

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Source: Los Angeles Times