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 - 2011 Texas
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2011 Texas Drought -- The state experienced its driest 12-month period on record during this time, sparking massive wildfires and causing a record $7.6 billion in crop and livestock losses.


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