If it seems as though the epic dry spell clutching the Southwest has gone on forever, you may be more right than you realize.
As virtually everyone knows, Arizona is approaching its 17th consecutive year of drought.
In fact, the official line – the really official line from the most recent “Arizona Drought Preparedness Annual Report” – is that portions of Arizona have “been in a state of long-term drought for approximately 21 years.”
Drought doesn’t occur everywhere evenly. Drought affects each Arizona watershed uniquely.