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Extreme drought worsens in West, with 'exceptional' conditions covering more than 26% of the region

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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New data shows the entirety of four states are under drought conditions -- California, Oregon, Utah and Nevada.

(CNN)A very dry week with well-above average temperatures has worsened an already severe drought in the Western US, according to the US Drought Monitor.

New data shows the entirety of four states are under drought conditions -- California, Oregon, Utah and Nevada.

"Exceptional drought" conditions, the most severe category, cover more than 26% of the West and nearly a tenth of the contiguous United States.

California's conditions worsened, with exceptional drought now covering a third of the state, up 7% from last week.

The Drought Monitor had predicted dry conditions would persist or expand in the US West in June.

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