Worst drought since 1950s in continental U.S.

Worst drought since 1950s in continental U.S.

Jason Samenow

Washington Post

It’s been more than 50 years since a drought this extensive has afflicted the Lower 48 states. That’s the conclusion of NOAA’s latest report on drought, released today.

Through the end of June, some 56 percent of the continental U.S. was designated in some form of drought, the largest percentage since December, 1956.

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