1934 drought was worst that hit North America over the past 1,000 years: Study

October 18, 2014 11:32 AM

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1934 drought was worst that hit North America over the past 1,000 years: Study

A research team including NASA scientists has revealed that although 2014 drought in California was the driest of all in the past few decades, the one in 1934 was the worst. It was the most widespread and severe drought in North America over the past 1,000 years.

The period of 1930s was marked by a series of droughts that caused severe devastation with farms yields at the lowest due to damaged crops and livestock dying because of the hot temperature, deficient rainfall and dust storms.

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