Drought now affects 71,694,027 people, compared with 70,929,858 a week earlier.
For all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed
24.95 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 24.74 percent a week earlier.
Drought now affects 71,764,941 people, compared with 71,000,771 a week earlier.
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