Dust Bowl Conditions Not Rivaled in 1000 Years

October 16, 2014 9:39 PM

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Atmospheric conditions and human actions combined to drive the 1930s mega-drought

Farms failed and livestock starved in the central United States during the Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s. The event was not just the region’s worst dry spell in modern memory — it was the worst in North America over the past millennium, researchers report in Geophysical Research Letters.

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