American Southwest Drought Analysis

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According to Adam Nagourney and Ian Lovett’s article in the New York Times on February 2014, the American Southwest has been suffering through the most severe drought experienced since almost 500 years, and is affecting farmers and agriculturalists everywhere. The article states that the drought is getting so bad, that state officials were getting ready to put emergency plans in place. The state officials that one action that would take place in the worst case would be that drinking water would have to be brought by truck, and wells would be drilled to get groundwater. Measures like these haven’t been even mentioned for many years. The drought has also dried many farm fields, and developed many pockets of smog. Farming conditions have become
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