A Look at Drought in the United States (2000-2016)
Drought is often seen as a problem that mainly affects the western United States. However, it affects
the entire country. Severe droughts have hit not only California, but places as diverse as Texas, Massachusetts and
Droughts can linger for years as in California's current drought. In other cases they can end abruptly. Notice how Texas drought levels
plummeted in June 2015 due to record rainfall in late May.