Therefore, this must be a shortfall, not a drought.

NYT: Drought Spreads Pain From Florida to Arizona

“With states and towns short on cash and unemployment still high, the stress on the land and the people who rely on it for a living is being amplified by political and economic forces, state and local officials say. As a result, this drought is likely to have the cultural impact of the great 1930s drought, which hammered an already weakened nation.”

Let the ride begin.