18% of Contiguous U.S. Covered by Drought

Posted on 03/09/2017 10:25 AM
According to the updated National Drought Monitor, drought covers just 18.4% of the contiguous U.S., the smallest area in more than five years, says USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey. Perhaps not coincidentally, he notes, the U.S. drought minimum of 2010 occurred near the end of the most recently completed El Niño, which lasted from the s...