Long-Term Drought Continues in Many Areas

May 9, 2007

As spring begins to turn into summer, at least 28 states are suffering from some degree of drought. Many of these areas have already withered under multiple years of bone-dry conditions.

Related stories over the next few months can focus on both short-term effects, such as forest fires and crop damage, and long-term impacts and efforts, such as shifts in vegetation and wildlife, and planning for drinking water supplies.

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