As a complement to the video I just shared, here is a set of still photos showing the desert zones in the distance that …

 

As a complement to the video I just shared, here is a set of still photos showing the desert zones in the distance that have received rain earlier in the summer, versus those that have not. The green band of leafy vegetation is noticeable compared to the dry Brown hills of the areas that the monsoon has skipped this year. The first five photos show regions of the central and northern Black Mountain range, off in the direction of the historic mining town of Oatman and the Colorado River community of Bullhead City. The last five photos show the starkly dehydrated condition of the southern end of the Black Mountains west of Yucca and looking towards the city of Needles, California. . A severe thunderstorm dumping large amounts of rainfall with strong winds and frequent lightning moved across the former zone in late July, causing everything to green up thanks to the rainfall that was received. In a matter of less than a mile or so of distance, the rainfall declined to the point of nothing, leaving the desert there badly dehydrated for the second summer in a row. I wish it was within my power to take some of the 12+ inches of rain that Tucson has received in the months of July and August, and give just a couple of inches to the Black Mountains. It would make such a difference. A drought this long-lasting and severe is testing the survival capacity of even the most drought tolerant plants and animals in that region. 😥😢🌵⛈️ . #Monsoon2021 #ArizonaMonsoon #Nonsoon #WesternArizona #BlackMountains #LowerColoradoRiver #Arizona

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