Update on Yavapai County’s Drought Situation

2/15/24

Most of Yavapai County is experiencing moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. A portion of the county to the west of Prescott, encompassing Skull Valley and Wilhoit, is categorized as abnormally dry.

As for the rest of the state, a significant portion of central and southern Arizona is in severe drought or moderate drought, while the southeastern corner is experiencing extreme drought. Northern and western Arizona are predominantly in moderate drought or abnormally dry conditions.

Despite the current drought conditions, the fire danger in the Prescott National Forest remains low. However, visitors to the forest are advised to exercise caution with anything that can produce a flame or spark to prevent wildfires from occurring.