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NASA Earth Observatory Covers Water Work


NASA's Earth Observatory continued coverage of the Water Resources program area's work with the senior hydrologist for the Navajo Nation’s Department of Water Resources, Carlee McClellan. Tucked into the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest, the Navajo Nation spans 27,000 square miles (71,000 square kilometers) and is some of the driest territory in North America. 

A map of the Navajo Nation showing precipitation data
A map of the Navajo Nation showing precipitation data from September 2019 to April 2020.

The article cited work by Amber McCullum of NASA’s Western Water Applications Office and the Desert Research Institute. A remote-sensing scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, McCullum has been working with McClellan and colleagues to develop the Drought Severity Evaluation Tool

The entire article at the Earth Observatory website and is titled, "Tracking Water for the Navajo Nation."

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