Monthly Drought Status Summary: March 2018
Statewide drought conditions have worsened during March and 45% of the state is now in Extreme Drought (D3) compared with 9% a month ago.
A series of weak storms passed through Arizona, however snow totals were insignificant. The southern half of the state remained dry and northern Arizona only received scattered light precipitation.
Rangeland conditions are very poor with little forage, and water hauling for both livestock and wildlife has begun in many parts of the state.
The continued dryness has led to drought declarations on the Navajo Nation and in Yuma County.
At the end of each month, the MTC produces the short-term drought status update based on U.S. Drought Monitor's maps for the past four weeks. An email with the latest map and summary is sent to interested parties.