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WJLA, July 12, 2011

The Dust Bowl of 2011? Comparing two historic U.S. droughts

A dusty, desiccating drought in more than a dozen Southern and Midwest states is causing such harsh trauma to the land and economy that some experts are comparing it to the great Dust Bowl of the 1930s. If you weren't around for the "Dirty Thirties," here's what they looked like.

New trees also helped

Here a Civilian Conservation Corps enrollee plants trees, hoping to create a windbreak to halt the widespread erosion of topsoil.