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Drought Defined

A drought is a period of drier-than-normal conditions that results in water-related problems. When rainfall is less than normal for several weeks, months, or years, the flow of streams and rivers declines, water levels in lakes and reservoirs fall, and the depth to … Read More…

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U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook May 16 to August 31 2013

May 16 2013 Latest Seasonal National Weather Service (NWS) Assessment: During the past two weeks (since May 2), unseasonably cold air (temperatures averaging 6 to 10 deg F below normal) persisted in the middle third of the Nation while the Far West, eastern … Read More…

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