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U.S. Drought Monitor
Major stretches of river have already gone dry, farmers are leaving their land fallow, and cities are clamping down on water use, but things in New Mexico just went from bad to worse Thursday. The latest map from federal forecasters shows exceptional drought has spread from a quarter of New Mexico to nearly 40 percent in just one week.
The nation is seeing a sharp divide between dry and wet as summer approaches: While the eastern USA is almost entirely drought-free, drought continues to persist and intensify in much of the country to the west of the Mississippi River. Many areas of the West are ending the wet season with "bleak spring runoff prospects and increasing drought concerns," according to this week's U.S.
The cause of last year's devastating drought in the central U.S.
Back-to-back, drought-plagued winters have prompted Colorado water users and providers to prepare for another dry year.
The United States is in the midst of one of the biggest droughts in recent memory.
March snowstorms have done little to ease the drought now gripping Colorado, said State Climatologist Nolan Doesken.
Two dry winters in a row have left Colorado’s mountains bare and our reservoirs dangerously low. Dealing with unpredictable weather is part of our way of life in the West, but the long-term effects of this ongoing drought demand that we act now. The latest report from the U.S.
The enormous drought scorching the central USA will almost certainly cost at least $12 billion, making it the costliest since 1988, experts said Wednesday.
Almost two-thirds of the nation -- around 61% -- is now in a drought, the highest percentage in at least 12 years, federal climate scientists announced today.
July 12, 2012--Widespread drought causes corn prices to surge; grocery goods next? (Los Angeles Times)
Massive swaths of Midwest farmland are suffering through one of the most widespread droughts in history, causing corn prices to soar as the USDA scales back its predictions for a record crop. Corn farmers are expected to yield an average of 146 bushels an acre – a 20-bushel drop from the Department of Agriculture’s June estimate.