Among Utah, Arizona, and Colorado, which state suffered from drought the most?

Factful math: Grade 4th-6th

Math skills: Interpretation of 100% stacked bar graphs

Related Environmental issues: Water conservation

The Colorado River Basin has been in drought for the last 23 years.

Colorado River Basin (USGS)

Among three states that depend on the Colorado River for their water sources, which state suffered from drought the most on August 15, 2022?


Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S. Drought Monitor

Note: Non-drought, moderate drought, and extreme drought were categorized using intensity index from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Non-drought: None + D0 (abnormally dry)

Moderate drought: D1 (moderate drought) + D2 (severe drought)

Extreme drought: D3 (extreme drought) + D4 (exceptional drought)