Skip to comments.How Dry We Are: Current Drought Reminiscent of Dust Bowl Days
Posted on 01/10/2013 12:35:31 PM PST by Olog-hai
Almost 62 percent (61.8%) of the continental United States experienced drought in July 2012, making it the largest drought-affected area since the end of the Dust Bowl era in December 1939, when 62.1 percent of the U.S. was drought-stricken, the USDA said.
According to the Palmer Drought Indexwhich covers 113 years and is used for historical comparison purposesthe worst drought ever recorded was in July 1934, when 79.9 percent of the continental U.S. was affected.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, since 1999, has used a new Drought Monitor to determine the extent of agricultural drought.
As of Jan. 1, the Drought Monitor showed that 61.09 percent of the continental U.S. was experiencing droughtdown from the September 2012 peak of 65.45 percent.
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We’re a virtual rain forest compared to the dust bowl and last summer was as bad as I’ve ever seen it.
Saw the recent TV series on The Dust Bowl. It was pretty hard on the resident people. The TV series attributed the worst to over-farming and farming techniques. Anyone still around from families of the 1934-9 era to give us a first hand account? or did you take off to elsewhere?
The last dust bowl in the southern plains formed in the mid-1950’s—the “filthy fifties.”
Wy do we have drought? Global warming
How bad is it? Almost as bad as the dustbowl days.
Did global warming case the dustbowl drought? Hmm
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