Although things seem to be looking up in many drought stricken regions in the US, most of the Western United States is still in a severe to exceptional drought. Most of these states rely on snow or rainfall, both of which have been below average. Because of these extremely dry conditions, there are about 60 fires burning across the country. The amount of damage cause by the fires has only been matched a few times in the last 55 years. If the meteorologists are correct, El Nino could bring much needed relief to many of these areas.
Below are 8 states in the most severe drought:
8. South Carolina
Please remember to conserve water and keep an eye out for potential fire hazards.