Confirmed: 1934 dust bowl worst drought of past millennium

October 17, 2014 5:58 PM

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1580 was the next-driest year, falling short by 30 percent.

Good news if you lived through the drought of 1934: First of all, congratulations, you’re pretty old and still truckin’ along! Secondly, a new study by NASA confirms what anyone who experienced it already knew: 1934 was the driest year on record in North America in the last 1,000 years.

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