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Understanding the Severe Drought in the Western U.S.

These maps illustrate its seriousness

The historic drought in the western United States is about to get worse.

Much of the West is already experiencing severe to exceptional drought, but scorching summer temperatures will dry out the parched landscape even more.

"In the last 1,200 years, we haven't seen a period as dry as right now," said Ann Willis, a researcher at the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California at Davis. "We're really hitting new lows in terms of how extreme the conditions are."

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