Worst droughts in U.S. history

Published On: Jul 16 2012 08:23:12 AM PDT   Updated On: Feb 27 2014 01:20:46 PM PST

Drought aid is on the way for California, currently in the midst of one of the driest spells on record. Take a look at the worst droughts in U.S. history.

Worst Droughts - 1999 Northeast
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1999 Northeast Drought -- The Northeast -- including Kentucky, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland -- were pummeled by extensive heat waves which killed almost 700 people and caused billions of dollars in destruction.

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