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Arizona Drought

By 2050, Arizona's summer drought threat is projected to be above average compared to other states, but its drought preparedness plans don't yet account for the effects of climate change.

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For more information on how prepared Arizona is for its growing drought threat, read the detailed state report.

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Is Arizona taking action?

  •   The state's 2014 Drought Preparedness Plan includes a 10-year action plan to safeguard future water supplies
  •   But this plan doesn't account for the effects of climate change, nor does it suggest how to address future drought resiliency challenges

Did you know...

  • By 2050, the severity of widespread summer drought is projected to more than triple
  • That is the second-largest increase among drought-threatened states, giving Arizona an above average threat