Drought in US Intensifying to 'Historic Proportions'

Common Dreams - The drought in the U.S. is intensifying and shows little signs of abating, according the most recent Drought Monitor issued Thursday.

The data from the Drought Monitor show the intensification of the drought over the past week.  While the amount of the contiguous U.S. hit by drought remained at near 64%, the area hit by severe or greater drought went from about 42% to 46%. In the past week, the areas suffering extreme or exceptional drought jumped from 13.5% to almost 21%.  Read more.


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