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 - 2008-11 California
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2008-11 California Drought -- Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's official drought declaration in 2008 was the state's first since 1991. Extreme water restrictions resulted, and billions of agricultural losses were reported, particularly in the San Joachin Valley.

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