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Title: Meteorologists Warn ‘Megadrought’ in US Southwest is Worst in 1,200 Years
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URL Source: https://sputniknews.com/20220512/me ... -in-1200-years-1095469057.html
Published: May 12, 2022
Author: Staff
Post Date: 2022-05-12 19:24:43 by Horse
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A new study has found that the 22-year-long water shortage plaguing the American Southwest and western Mexico is the region’s worst in more than a millennium - a phenomenon dubbed a “megadrought.”

The study, published in Nature Climate Change, found that soil moisture deprivation has exceeded that of a megadrought in the 16th century that was previously the region’s worst known drought.

It’s so bad that University of California Los Angeles geographer Park Williams, the study’s lead author, has warned it would take a prolonged shift in weather patterns to remedy things.

Webmaster addition: Or ... we could repair the long-neglected aquaducts and water pipes that are leaking vast amounts of water where it is not needed ... oh, wait ... I forgot. The government just sent $40 billion to Ukraine!

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