People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.
Reduced Snowpack Leaves Rivers At 22 Percent Of Normal
You don’t have to be a meteorologist to know we had a dry winter. Below-average precipitation means reduced snowpack, which means less water in rivers, streams and reservoirs.
In fact, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Phoenix, which tracks these things, reports the Salt and Verde Rivers are running at about 22 percent of their normal flow. That’s about a quarter of where the two main Central Arizona rivers should be this time of year.
Dino DeSimone is the Water Supply Specialist at the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Phoenix.