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California Drought Resembles Worst in Millennium

The 1934 drought is the worst on record for North America in the past 1,000 years, and had similar conditions to the current California drought.

Published On 10/17/2014
11:30 AM EDT
The drought in 1934 was probably made worse by poor agricultural practices at the time. The practices likely contributed to this dust storm that immersed Stratford, Texas, in 1935. | George E. Marsh Album | NOAA