The Consequences Of A Dry Winter In Northern Arizona

Published: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 9:25am
Updated: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 3:48pm
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While parts of the east are covered in snow, Northern Arizona missed out on a white Christmas and there is no significant precipitation forecast in the near future.

A U.S. Forest Service official described the conditions in the state’s northern forests as “super dry." And if the lack of snowfall continues, scientists say there will likely be more far-reaching effects on the region's ponderosa pine trees.

George Koch is a professor of biological sciences at Northern Arizona University.

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