Drought’s Footprint: 1896-2012

The Times prints more than 100 years of drought footprint maps. This year’s drought is as widespread as those in the 1930s and 1950s.

More than half of the country was under moderate to extreme drought in June, the largest area of the contiguous United States affected by such dryness in nearly 60 years. Nearly 1,300 counties across 29 states have been declared federal disaster areas. Areas under moderate to extreme drought in June of each year are shown in orange below.

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