From Grist (Philip Bump):
July was the hottest month in America ever recorded.
From 9News.com (Nick McGurk) via the Fort Collins Coloradoan:
The water level of Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins is dropping by as much as one foot per day, as drought conditions have pushed the reservoir down 42 feet. Horsetooth could drop another 15 feet by the end of the month, according to Brian Werner with Northern Water Conservancy District. Much of the water is being routed to help farmers irrigate.