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USA Today reports “Drought condition spreads over USA”

On Friday, April 13th, USA Today reported that 61% of the lower 48 states are in “abnormally dry” or drought conditions. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, that is the highest percentage of dry or drought conditions since September 2007.

Western areas prone to dry conditions, like California and Texas, continue to suffer. After a relatively warm and dry winter, California’s Department of Natural Resources warned that the water content of mountain snow pack is 45% below normal this year. The East Coast is also being hit hard by the mild winter, with stream levels at record or near-record lows in much of New England and brush and wildfires common from New England to Florida.

 

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April 16, 2012   Comments Off