Storyboard

Drought is here to stay in the Western U.S. How will states adapt?

Water is increasingly scarce in the Western U.S., where 72 percent of the region is in “severe” drought, 26 percent is in exceptional drought and populations are booming. Now states must determine how to increase conservation efforts to maintain livable land.

Avatar - NBC News
Curated by
NBC News
    • United States
    • U.S. News
    • News
    • Business
    • Climate Change
Drought is here to stay in the Western U.S. How will states adapt?
Continue to read
4 stories in this Storyboard
    The Western U.S. is the driest it's been in 1,200 years — raising questions about a livable future

    The Western U.S. is the driest it's been in 1,200 years — raising questions about a livable future

    Drought "is not a temporary condition we can expect to go away, but rather something we have to deal with," one expert said.

More stories from United States