Drought Area Grows Over Lower 48 States, U.S. Reports

Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Area covered by the four categories of drought increased to 57.7% from 57.6% in prior week. The worst category, “exceptional” drought, expands to 6.37% from 6.36%. U.S. Drought Monitor report covers week ended Jan. 29

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