LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — About a week ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported a 20-year low for droughts across the country.
So what does this mean? It means thanks to our wet winter and spring Nevada is listed at zero on the drought monitor map. That means the state is not even experiencing abnormally dry conditions.
Since 2000, the longest duration of drought in Nevada lasted 269 weeks, and it went from Dec. 27, 2011 – Feb. 14, 2017.
However, the good news about Nevada’s ranking on the drought map does not mean Lake Mead levels are back to normal.
8 News NOW Reporter Sally Jaramillo explains.