US central plains face "megadroughts" later this century

February 16, 2015 10:15 PM

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US central plains face "megadroughts" later this century

The Central Plains and Southwest region of the US face “unprecedented” droughts later this century, according to new research.

While Midwest states have experienced ever more flooding over the last 50 years, the regions already suffering from extremes of aridity are being warned to expect megadroughts worse than any conditions in the last 1,000 years.

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