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California Drought Reaches A Terrifying Milestone

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green

Data released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 58 percent of California is facing “exceptional drought,” the most severe condition ...

Rains In Plains Won't Make Gains for Drought

Climate Central | Andrea Thompson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Drought-weary residents of the Southern Plains, do meteorologists ever have a welcome forecast f...

July Rains Boosting Farmers' Outlook

The Greeley Tribune | Eric Brown | Posted 09.16.2013 | Denver

Weld County farmers requested rain after June proved to be a nearly bone-dry month. Ask and ye shall receive -- or at least that's been the case so f...

Water Outlook 'Greatly Improved,' But Farmers Still Need Rain

The Greeley Tribune | Eric Brown | Posted 08.07.2013 | Denver

On paper, northern Colorado's recovery from months of drought appears to be nearly complete. The plethora of moisture in recent weeks has put precipi...

7 States Running Out Of Water

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess, Samuel Weigley, Michael Sauter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The United States is in the midst of one of the biggest droughts in recent memory. At last count, over half of the lower 48 states...

Drought Persists In U.S. Plains

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green

* Drought worrisome for 2013 U.S. crops * Plains wheat most affected * Cold snap confined to areas away from wheat belt ...

Drought Expands Throughout The U.S.

USA Today | Doyle Rice | Posted 04.13.2012 | Green

The USA hasn't been this dry in almost five years. Still reeling from last year's devastating drought that led to at least $10 billion in agricultural...