I don't like it when the drought map turns into an optimist/pessimist test. Is the United States half in drought, or half fine? Either way, the numbers are ugly. California is still in 100% drought, joined in that unhappy condition by Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Kansas.


Vegetation anomaly in California compared to normal, where brown is reduced plant growth and green is increased plant growth. Image credit and read more: NASA/Earth Observatory