Drought Covers More Than Half of the Nation
The nation's widest drought in decades is spreading, with more than half of the continental United States now in some stage of drought. Most of the rest of the United States is enduring abnormally dry conditions. Only in the 1930s and the 1950s has a drought covered more land. So far, there's little risk of a Dust Bowl-type catastrophe. Crop losses could mount if rain doesn't come soon though.