Study Shows ‘Megadrought’ On The Radar For Southwest U.S.

Study Shows ‘Megadrought’ On The Radar For Southwest U.S.

Just when you thought the weather couldn’t get any drier out West, scientists are figuring the chances of the southwestern U.S. experiencing a decade-long drought is at least 50%, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts up to 35 years – ranges from 20% to 50% over the next century.

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The collaborative study, conducted by Cornell, the University of Arizona, and U.S. Geological Survey researchers, will be published in an upcoming issue of the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Climate.

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