Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Interactive: Mapping The U.S. Drought

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July 18, 2012
Texas experienced its worst drought on record last year. Now that the state is seeing some relief, drought conditions have consumed more than half the United States. Use this interactive map and chart to see how conditions have changed over time. Related story: 1,200 counties affected.

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