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Drought Disaster Declared for Counties in Arizona, California

Posted by feww on May 7, 2016

Drought destroys crops in four counties across two U.S. states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared a total of four counties in Arizona and California as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

Arizona. Yuma, Pima and Maricopa counties.

California. Imperial County.

i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on one or more crops.

ii. The counties designated as agricultural disaster areas, as listed above, include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

iii. Some counties may have been designated as crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.

Previous Disaster Designations – 2016

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