The Mythical Drying of Idaho

According to Channel 7 KTVB out of Boise, Idaho, a "panel says climate changing wildfires."

Apparently we also have the following climate crisis in Idaho to go along with the wildfire apocalypse:

Idaho is drying out. Charlie Luce, a hydrologist with the Forest Service, says the Gem State is using more water, but seeing less in the aquifers. There's 20 percent less water coming into our basins, when compared to the 1940s.

That's not what the NOAA National Climatic Data Center database shows.  There has been no significant trend in annual precipitation for the state since records began in 1895, and – wait for it – the correlation is actually positive, toward more annual precipitation, not less, over the past 120 years.  Same goes for summertime precipitation in the Gem State – no significant trend, but an increasing – not decreasing – correlation.

The Palmer Drought Severity Index for Idaho exhibits no sign of a significant trend since 1895 for the summertime, annual, 24-month, 36-month, 48-month, or 60-month drought indices.  There is almost a perfect non-correlation with the drought index over time.  In other words, there is absolutely no sign that "Idaho is drying out."

I looked at all 217 hydrometric stations in the USGS database for streamflow in Idaho.  Not a single station exhibits a significant declining trend in annual streamflow since 1940.

There is no scientific evidence linking anthropogenic climate change to the wildfires in this region, and there is no evidence I can find that Idaho is drying out due to anthropogenic climate change.  If the climate alarmists have real data to support their claims, they should provide it – and in raw, unfiltered formats for the rest of us to independently analyze.

According to Channel 7 KTVB out of Boise, Idaho, a "panel says climate changing wildfires."

Apparently we also have the following climate crisis in Idaho to go along with the wildfire apocalypse:

Idaho is drying out. Charlie Luce, a hydrologist with the Forest Service, says the Gem State is using more water, but seeing less in the aquifers. There's 20 percent less water coming into our basins, when compared to the 1940s.

That's not what the NOAA National Climatic Data Center database shows.  There has been no significant trend in annual precipitation for the state since records began in 1895, and – wait for it – the correlation is actually positive, toward more annual precipitation, not less, over the past 120 years.  Same goes for summertime precipitation in the Gem State – no significant trend, but an increasing – not decreasing – correlation.

The Palmer Drought Severity Index for Idaho exhibits no sign of a significant trend since 1895 for the summertime, annual, 24-month, 36-month, 48-month, or 60-month drought indices.  There is almost a perfect non-correlation with the drought index over time.  In other words, there is absolutely no sign that "Idaho is drying out."

I looked at all 217 hydrometric stations in the USGS database for streamflow in Idaho.  Not a single station exhibits a significant declining trend in annual streamflow since 1940.

There is no scientific evidence linking anthropogenic climate change to the wildfires in this region, and there is no evidence I can find that Idaho is drying out due to anthropogenic climate change.  If the climate alarmists have real data to support their claims, they should provide it – and in raw, unfiltered formats for the rest of us to independently analyze.