Current Southwest Drought Worst Since ‘Dust Bowl’

TruNews – July 26, 2018

A number of reports in recent days has highlighted the extreme heat and lack of moisture falling on the American Southwest, prompting concerns that the region will experience a repeat of the 1930s “Dust Bowl.”

Those concerns are focused on the record heatwave impacting that part of the country, as well as reports that dust storms have hit major cities, including Phoenix and Las Vegas. This prompted syndicated journalist Michael Snyder to conclude:

“At this moment, almost the entire Southwest is in some stage of drought. Agricultural production has been absolutely devastated, major lakes, rivers and streams are rapidly becoming bone dry, and wild horses are dropping dead because they don’t have any water to drink. In addition, we are starting to see enormous dust storms strike major cities such as Las Vegas and Phoenix, and the extremely dry conditions have already made this one of the worst years for wildfires in U.S. history. What we are facing is not ‘apocalyptic’ quite yet, but it will be soon if the rain doesn’t start falling.”

The excessive heat that has accompanied the drought has put an immense strain on electrical grids, as well. If the current conditions continue to intensify, agricultural production will be devastated in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and much of the Midwest.

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