New Mexico Is Drought Free For The First Time In 18 Years And It’s Awesome

New Mexico is drought-free for the first time since 1999. The United States Drought Monitor posted the news on August 22. This year’s rainfall has varied by region, with some areas still not getting as much rain as usual. However, overall rainfall helped New Mexico beat our historically dry conditions — for now.

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New Mexico’s no-drought status is certainly excellent news. Just remember, nature is fickle. It only takes part of a season for conditions to change drastically. We are a desert state. Being wise with our water resources is always smart, drought conditions or not.