Drought May Rival 1980s U.S. Scorcher That Cost $78 Billion

Drought May Rival 1980s U.S. Scorcher That Cost $78 Billion

Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth/AP Photo

Elkhart County, Indiana, farmer David Bontrager mows the waterway on his land. Indiana's drought is intensifying after weeks of scant rainfall that have left cropland parched, raised the risk of wildfires and sent homeowners scrambling to water lawns fading from green to brown.