Great drought in North America
• The great drought in North America,
A year ago, China was the most severe drought in recent decades, the United States was going to turn this year, which experienced its worst drought in more than half a century.
According to some meteorologists, this weather is very similar to the catastrophic drought in 1936. June and beginning of July - an important time for the growth of corn and crops perished irretrievably. Kansas, August 24, 2012.
In 2012, the US is facing the most severe drought in 50 years. Statistics show that in the last time North America was faced with such a disaster in 1956.
The weather conditions in the central part of the country quite atypical in the last three months.
In July, nearly 56% of the US area was in a zone of high or moderate drought.
Rare thunderstorm in Kansas, August 7, 2012.
In July, due to the drought in the US state of Colorado raging wildfires that have been described as "the fire of epic proportions."
Firefighters battling wildfires in Oklahoma, August 4, 2012.
The previous temperature peaks were observed in 2002-2003-ies. Incidentally, the drought of 2002 and 2003 and had at least a smaller areal extent, but were more intense than this year.
The poor animals also suffer from lack of water, some are killed. Colorado, August 22, 2012.
The drought is of varying intensity. To analyze its degree, it is necessary to study the damage to farmland and pastures, the degree of drying of small reservoirs, the water level in wells, and many other parameters.
Dry corn stalks, Kansas, August 24, 2012.
Lonely Burenka in search of green grass. Colorado, August 22, 2012.
In agricultural Illinois and Indiana air temperature was kept at 38 degrees Celsius.
The long-awaited storm in Illinois, July 31, 2012.
beneaped Lake in Missouri, July 13, 2012.
Stunted bushes of cotton in Oklahoma, August 22, 2012.
beneaped Mississippi River reveals unexpected findings. Here was an old, twisted, sunken car. I wonder what happened to him?
The drought also hit Latin American countries: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Another fire. Idaho, August 22, 2012.
This happens watering cotton. Oklahoma, August 16, 2012.