Drought Eases Some for Yavapai County

2/8/24

The drought has eased a bit in Yavapai County. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly all of Yavapai County is in moderate drought. The eastern part of the county had been in severe drought for the past few weeks, but that is no longer the case.

As for the rest of the state, a large portion of central and southern Arizona is in severe drought or moderate drought. Some areas of southeastern Arizona are in extreme drought. Most of northern and western Arizona is either in moderate drought or abnormally dry. We will see if this week’s rainy and snowy weather will ease the drought in Arizona further.

In spite of the current drought conditions, the fire danger in the Prescott National Forest is low.