Dry March squelches hope of drought's end

Posted: Updated:

PHOENIX -- While the Arizona enjoyed a wet winter that brought hopes of ending the state's years-long drought, March was one of the driest months on record.

Video

Dry March squelches hope of drought's end - While the Arizona enjoyed a wet winter that brought hopes of ending the state's years-long drought, March was one of the driest months on record.

>
Related videos/links:
Search Video:

The Salt and Verde watersheds, which supply water for the Phoenix metro area, got just .12 inches of precipitation, well below the average of 2.5 inches.

Experts are now saying the river basins will only produce about 2/3 of their usual amount for Valley reservoirs.

It's been more than a month since any rain has been recorded at Sky Harbor International Airport. The last measurable rain was Feb. 17.

Since the first of the year, less than 1.5 inches of rain has come down at the airport. That's more than an inch below the 30-year average for January, February and March.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.