The roughly 2-3 inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Rosa, along with other October rains, has changed the state’s drought picture noticeably, state officials announced today.
As of Oct. 9, 24 percent of the state is in extreme or exceptional drought conditions—the worst of five stages [see graphic below]. Three months ago, 73.6 percent of the state was in that state. “Significant improvements in drought conditions were recorded in Yuma, Yavapai, Coconino, western Maricopa, southern Navajo, and northern Gila counties,” said the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
Despite the short-term improvement, Arizona and much of the Southwest remains in the midst of a relative dry period—a drought—that’s lasted nearly two decades.
Homes for Sale in 85085, 85086 & 85087
Prickett Realty, serving Anthem & North Phoenix
40808 N Laurel Valley, Anthem Parkside
4 BEDS | 3.5 BATHS | 4-CAR GARAGE | 3,484 SQFT | $519,000
Plenty of space inside, outside and in the garage
1619 W Owens Way, Anthem Country Club
2 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 2-CAR GARAGE | 1,157 SQFT | $244,000
Cute & cozy, move-in ready
40616 N Territory Trail, Anthem Parkside
3 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 2-CAR GARAGE | 1,567 SQFT | $299,000
Bright & glowing — and easy decision
Call or text 623-297-2557 to learn more.