Dan McEvoy

Dr. McEvoy is a researcher with the Western Regional Climate Center whose interdisciplinary interests span the fields of climate, hydrology, and meteorology.

Is The Western Drought Finally Ending? That Depends On Where You Look


After three years of extreme drought, the Western U.S. is finally getting a break. Mountain ranges are covered in deep snow, and water reservoirs in many areas are filling up following a series of atmospheric rivers that brought record rain and snowfall to large parts of the region.

Many people are looking at the snow and water levels and asking: Is the drought finally over?

There is a lot of nuance to the answer.