Latest Drought Stories
By Alex Breitler, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jun. 26--Two years of drought have California's water managers scrambling. What if we had 200 years of drought? It's happened, a number of scientists say. And it could happen again.
By Matthew Eisley and Lynn Bonner, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 24--Successive thunderstorms of the past few days soaked lawns and cushioned reservoir supplies, but they didn't come close to ending the drought. Still, we'll take it.
By Sean Boone, Walton Sun, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Jun. 21--The Florida Panhandle is still behind in rainfall, but severe drought conditions that plagued the area last year have subsided.
By Suzanne Ulbrich, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 20--The drought conditions are back. The most recent Southeast Drought Monitor this week indicates Onslow and Carteret counties are under moderate drought conditions -- but the area is better off than most in the state. The U.S.
By NATASHA ROBINSON By Natasha Robinson The Associated Press RALEIGH Almost all of North Carolina is now in a drought, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday. The report shows 97 percent of the state in some form of drought, up from 65 percent last week.
China has refilled its largest freshwater lake in the north in a five-month operation with diverted water from the Yellow River, saving the lake from drying out as a result of its headwaters being used for Olympic emergency water supply reservoirs.
By Jason Hardin, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 20--Just one month ago, half of the state -- including a slice of eastern Guilford County -- had finally climbed out of the drought category as measured by the U.S. Drought Monitor. That was then.
In more than four decades of farming, South Plains cotton producer Rickey Bearden says he's never seen an early growing season like this one.
By Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine Jun. 17--FARGO, N.D. -- Farmers and ranchers in western North Dakota still are suffering from drought despite recent rains. Grass is very short and stockwater in dams is very low and dry in places.
By Brenda Duran, Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif. Jun. 14--LONG BEACH -- Water conservation and energy shortages have taken center stage on a national level and will remain a priority, U.S.
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