Worst droughts in U.S. history

Published On: Jul 16 2012 08:23:12 AM PDT   Updated On: Feb 14 2014 07:04:27 AM 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 - 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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