NASA: The worst drought of the millennium was in 1934

October 16, 2014 8:02 PM

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NASA: The worst drought of the millennium was in 1934

California is currently experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record, but it is nothing compared to North America's worst drought of the last 1,000 years.

That distinction belongs to the drought of 1934, which was the driest and most widespread of the millennium, a new NASA study found. During that year, the American plains were transformed into the Dust Bowl, whose barren crop fields devastated farmers throughout most of the 1930s.

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