Research raises fears of multi-decade megadrought for American southwest

August 29, 2014 4:12 AM

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Research raises fears of multi-decade megadrought for American southwest

The risk of such an event over the next century in certain parts of the region runs as high as 20-50%.

Researchers fear that the American southwest could be at risk of a megadrought which could last 35 years. The paper, published in the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Climate, says that the risk of such an event over the next century in certain parts of the region runs as high as 20-50%....

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