Latest National Drought Mitigation Center Stories
While cooler temperatures and rainfall have eased drought conditions across the country, many farming states continue to feel the pinch of the worst US dry spell to hit in more than fifty years.
The record-breaking drought in Texas that has fueled wildfires, decimated crops and forced cattle sales has also reduced groundwater levels in much of the state to the lowest levels in more than 60 years.
Nearly 12 percent of the contiguous US land area experienced record drought in July, reaching the highest levels in the history of the US Drought Monitor.
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