Worst droughts in U.S. history

POSTED: 11:23 AM Jul 16 2012   UPDATED: 10:04 AM Feb 14 2014

Drought aid is on the way for California, currently in the midst of one of the driest spells on record. Take a look at the worst droughts in U.S. history.

Worst Droughts - 1988
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1988 Drought -- The three-year drought of the late 1980s covered 36 percent of the United States at its peak, according to the NOAA, and remains the costliest drought in U.S. history.

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