This year’s drought is quickly climbing up the ranks to take its place as the worst drought on record.
Officials say the 2011 year has so far taken second place, beating out the drought of 1918, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Victor Murphy. The
July 2011 was recorded as one of the hottest months on record for certain parts of the United States and areas of the South are plagued by some of the worst drought conditions in decades.
The National Drought Mitigation Center recently reported that over a dozen states are currently experiencing abnormal dryness and drought like conditions.