U.S. Drought Worst Since Mid-’50s

The Seattle Times 17 July 2012

By Jim Suhr and Steve Karnowski
The Associated Press

The nation’s widest drought in decades is spreading, with more than half of the continental United States in some stage of drought and most of the rest enduring abnormally dry conditions.

In its monthly drought report, the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., announced that 55 percent of the country was in a moderate to extreme drought at the end of June. . . .

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