Nearly Half of the U.S. Is in Drought. It May Get Worse.

Source: Inside Climate News

The New York Times

Nearly half of the continental United States is gripped by drought, government forecasters said Thursday, and conditions are expected to worsen this winter across much of the Southwest and South. It’s the most widespread drought the Lower 48 states have faced since 2013, said one official, as a lack of late-summer rain expanded dry conditions from Colorado to the Pacific Coast.

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