Drought Still Afflicting Nearly 60 Percent of the U.S

Climate Central: The total land area in drought over the continental U.S. has receded slightly, according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, but more than half of the country is still plagued, to some degree, by the dry spell of historic proportions that began last spring. As of November 6, a little more than a week after Hurricane Sandy dropped torrential rains on the Mid-Atlantic, 59.48 percent of the Lower 48 states were in at least moderate drought, a miniscule drop from the 60.16 percent......

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