Defined by the National Weather Service as "a shortage of water over an extended period of time," droughts are a normal and...
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The Dust Bowl is the most famous environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, and although irresponsible farming practices...
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The 1890s drought, which affected the Plains and much of the West, actually started in the late 1880s on the heels of a...
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In 1874, a relatively modest drought led to a catastrophe of truly biblical proportions across much of the American Plains...
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In one of the most dramatic environmental flip-flops in American history, California's Central Valley was flooded so...
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By the middle of the 19th century, huge numbers of people, horses, and farm animals had already flooded into the Great...
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