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Precipitation and streamflow conditions in Arizona, winter and spring, 1996

Fact Sheet 223-96

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Abstract

According to precipitation and streamflow data collected in the State, Arizona experienced one of the driest periods on record from January 1 to June 30, 1996. During this period, Arizona averaged less than -4.5 on the Palmer Drought Index (PDI); a widely used index that compares monthly rainfall to soil moisture for a given area. PDI values less than -4.0 indicate extreme drought conditions. PDI values for Arizona have ranged from less than -5 to greater than 7 since 1895. Governor Fife Symington declared a state of emergency for Arizona on May 3, 1996, because of the extremely dry conditions.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Precipitation and streamflow conditions in Arizona, winter and spring, 1996
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
223-96
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona