Large wildfires rage in Arizona as drought worsens in western US

Headline10 Jun. 2021

In the United States, in the eastern state of Arizona, fire crews are fighting two massive wildfires that have consumed more than 71,000 hectares These fires occur as climate change scientists say that the western United States is suffering the second worst drought in 1,200 years, caused by a combination of natural dry cycles and human-induced climate change. Lake Mead, the largest freshwater reservoir in the United States, located along the Colorado River, is less than 36% full, its lowest level yet. Meanwhile, the drought in the state of California continues to worsen and authorities on Wednesday declared a water shortage emergency for about two million people in the San Francisco Bay area.

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