Drought: Half of U.S. counties now disaster areas

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Drought: Half of U.S. counties now disaster areas

A dock extends into a dry cove where grass has begun to grow at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, Ind. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Wednesday added 218 counties in a dozen states as disaster areas. That brings this year’s total to 1,584 in 32 states, more than 90 percent of them because of the drought.

Drought: Half of U.S. counties now disaster areas

A dock extends into a dry cove where grass has begun to grow at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, Ind. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Wednesday added 218 counties in a dozen states as disaster areas. That brings this year’s total to 1,584 in 32 states, more than 90 percent of them because of the drought.
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