drought

Wildfire
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June 26, 2018 - 6:04 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands fled their homes as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer. Severe drought has already forced...
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Desert, Drought
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May 24, 2018 - 5:50 am
Rivers and watering holes are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, part of the burn area south of Seiling, Okla., are viewed. Recent showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the southwestern United States, but dry weather will persist through the summer. The d
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April 23, 2018 - 4:50 pm
Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday. The drought is rooted in a dry spell that began in October and is considered "extreme"...
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