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 - 2002 Rockies
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2002 Drought -- The Midwest and Rocky Mountain states fell victim to this drought, sparking a treacherous wildfire season and mandatory water restrictions in Denver and other Western cities.

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