Worst droughts in U.S. history

POSTED: 08:23 AM PDT Jul 16, 2012    UPDATED: 01:20 PM PST Feb 27, 2014 

Driven by another year of below-average rainfall, national weather experts predict a drought on the East Coast will persist for months. Take a look back at the worst droughts in U.S. history.

Worst Droughts - Dust Bowl
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1930s Dust Bowl -- Perhaps the most infamous drought in U.S. history, the "Dirty Thirties" dried up millions of acres of farmland, spawned huge dust storms and forced families from their homes across the country for nearly six years.

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