Severe Drought Returns to Arizona

The current dry spell is the worst in almost 700 years.
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Dust storm near Winslow, AZ

Dust storm near Winslow, AZ

Despite nearly normal snowfall last winter, the Southwest's severe drought is back, according to researchers. The University of Arizona Tree Ring Lab's recent study looked at tree growth patterns and beams in indigenous ruins to confirm that the region's six-year drought is the longest extreme dry stretch for 675 years.