The drought that ravaged parts of the nation in the summer of 2012 is among the worst dry spells in U.S. history.
The extreme drought that gripped the nation during the 2012 summer was the widest since 1956, affecting 55 percent of the U.S. Here are some other memorable dry spells through the years.
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