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What is megadrought? How scientists define extreme water shortages

Megadroughts are exceptionally severe, long-lasting or widespread relative to normally occurring dry stretches Environment 7 October 2022 By James Dinneen Lake Oroville in California was at extremely low water levels in May 2021 Noah Berger/AP/Shutterstock South-western North America has been…

Megadrought could become the new normal in the southwestern US

By James Dinneen Megadrought conditions like those impacting parts of California could become the new normal in some regions nvelichko/Shutterstock Exceptionally bad droughts – or megadroughts – are part of natural climate variability. Yet in places most vulnerable to these…

Megadrought could become the new normal in the south-western US

By James Dinneen Megadrought conditions like those impacting parts of California could become the new normal in some regions nvelichko/Shutterstock Exceptionally bad droughts – or megadroughts – are part of natural climate variability. Yet in places most vulnerable to these…