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Drought Persists in the American Southwest
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Drought Persists in the American Southwest

More than 64 million people are directly affected by drought in the Southwest and Southern Plains, and far more are indirectly affected because of the vast number of farms, orchards, and ranches that supply the rest of the United States.

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A Dry Winter Brings Drought to the US
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A Dry Winter Brings Drought to the US

By late February 2018, an estimated 55 percent of the continental U.S. was classified as abnormally dry.

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Drought Has Disappeared from Much of the U.S.
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Drought Has Disappeared from Much of the U.S.

The U.S. Drought Monitor reports its lowest levels in 17 years.

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Intensifying Drought in the American Southwest
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Intensifying Drought in the American Southwest

Temperatures across much of the region in 2018 have been well above the norms, while precipitation has been well below—a recipe for struggling farmers and concerned forest fire managers.

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Drought Recorded Across Half of the U.S.
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Drought Recorded Across Half of the U.S.

Severe to extreme drought persists in the Southwest and the Plains in May 2014.

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Drought in Texas
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Drought in Texas

Most of Texas is brown in this vegetation index image, revealing the negative impact drought had on plants in August 2009.

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Drought Continues to Grip Southern California
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Drought Continues to Grip Southern California

While autumn rains offered some relief to Northern California, drought still reigns in the southern part of the state.

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