Photos: Megadrought in US West hits worst-case scenario Associated Press Feb 14, 2022 Feb 14, 2022 Updated Jun 29, 2022 0 The American West's megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest it has been in at least 1,200 years, a new study finds. A kayaker paddles in Lake Oroville as water levels remain low due to continuing drought conditions in Oroville, Calif., on Aug. 22, 2021. The American West's megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest it has been in at least 1,200 years and a worst-case scenario playing out live, a new study finds. AP Photo/Ethan Swope Matt Lisignoli walks through an irrigation canal that ran dry in early August after the North Unit Irrigation District exhausted its allocated water on Sept. 1, 2021, near Madras, Ore. AP Photo/Nathan Howard A buoy once used to warn of a submerged rock rests on the ground along the waterline near a closed boat ramp on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Aug. 13, 2021, near Boulder City, Nev. AP Photo/John Locher A car crosses Enterprise Bridge over Lake Oroville's dry banks on May 23, 2021, in Oroville, Calif. AP Photo/Noah Berger 0 Comments Tags Dcc Wire Weather Drought Dccjb Related to this collection Megadrought in US West worsens to driest in 1,200 years A study says the U.S. West's megadrought deepened so much last year it is now the driest in at least 1,200 years — a worst-case climate change scenario. Ask the Weather Guys: When was the National Weather Service created? President Ulysses S. Grant signed a resolution into law, and what is now known as the National Weather Service was born. Antarctica likely to set 'unprecedented' record for sea ice drop Data suggest Antarctica will likely set a record this year for the lowest sea ice extent — the area of ocean covered by sea ice. Scientists in US are flying planes into clouds to make it snow more With much of the U.S. in drought, wouldn't it be nice if we could make it rain or snow? Well, some are doing just that, sort of. It's called cloud seeding. Spring outlook: West's megadrought to persist; above average temps in much of US The West's multi-year drought is expected to continue in the coming months, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's spring outlook said. Parched Las Vegas loses a water source as drought depletes Lake Mead One of three water intakes is now high and dry. The city depends on the lake for 90% of its water. Get the latest on the West's epic megadrought here. Summer outlook: Most of US will see above-average temperatures as Western drought continues The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's forecast for summer calls for a whole lot of heat without much rain to provide relief.