Environmental Protection Agency: A Closer Look - Temperature and Drought in the Southwest

This feature provides a closer look at trends in temperature and drought in the southwestern United States.

Natural variability, changes in irrigation practices, and other diversions of water for human use can influence certain drought-related measurements. Soil moisture, ground water, and streamflow are part of Drought Monitor calculations (Figure 2), and they are all sensitive to human activities.

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Climate Change, Meteorology
Middle School
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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