View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Warmer temperatures could increase water loss by evapotranspiration. Without a comparable increase in precipitation, runoff – and thus water available for humans and ecosystems – could be reduced.
Behind every drop of water from the tap is an entire forest ecosystem. And while it’s easy to take drinking water for granted, you might be surprised to learn that the nation’s largest single source of water is the National Forest System.