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.

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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