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 - 2011 Texas
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2011 Texas Drought -- The state experienced its driest 12-month period on record during this time, sparking massive wildfires and causing a record $7.6 billion in crop and livestock losses.

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