Worst droughts in U.S. history

Published On: Jul 16 2012 10:23:12 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 27 2014 03:20:46 PM CST

Driven by another year of below-average rainfall, national weather experts predict a drought on the East Coast will persist for months. Take a look back at the worst droughts in U.S. history.

Worst Droughts - 1983 Midwest
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1983 Midwest Drought -- Very dry conditions, severe heat and stunted crop growth caused by this drought caused particular hardship among Midwestern corn farmers. Water shortages were also reported, and many trees and bushes went into dormancy.

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