Drought Continues to Intensify Across Large Portion of Country.
Drought continues to be a serious problem across a large portion of the country. The April through June 2011 U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook indicates that drought is expected to intensify or persist across the Southwest, Southern Plains and other areas. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows that nearly 1/3 of the contiguous U.S. is currently experiencing drought conditions, with exceptional drought (D4) conditions indicated for the contiguous U.S. for the first time since November 2009.>> Full text