The strong monsoon season has helped ease the drought. I see that our area has dropped from "severe drought" to "abnormally dry."
The creek near our house faltered in mid-summer but recovered before going completely dry. A rancher neighbor says that he has been able to irrigate for a few days, although I am sure that he would rather have had that water in June.
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In fact, in some areas, soil moisture has been recharged the old-fashioned way.
Then there is the oil-spill problem.