35-Year 'Megadrought' May Threaten Southwest Within Century, Study Finds

August 28, 2014 4:21 PM

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35-Year 'Megadrought' May Threaten Southwest Within Century, Study Finds

Thanks to the expected effects of climate change, there's at least an 80 percent chance of a decade-long drought occurring in the Southwest over the next century, a new study has found.

“This will be worse than anything seen during the last 2,000 years and would pose unprecedented challenges to water resources in the region,” Toby Ault, lead author of the study, said in a press release Wednesday.

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