America's latest drought is a sign of things to come

From California to Texas, temperatures are rising and water levels are falling

Drought.
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In May, precipitation was below average from California to Texas, and with summer temperatures on the rise, the western United States will continue to experience an extensive and intense drought. Here's everything you need to know:

What is a drought?

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