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The Great Drought of 1893


THE draught of 1893 will unquestionably take its place among the recorded events ot history, if regard be had to its intensity, the length of time during which it has lasted, and the wide extent of the earth's surface it has overspread. Treating the British Islands as a whole, the drought may be considered as embracing by much the greater part of the country for the fifteen weeks beginning with March 5. But while copious rains have fallen during the past few weeks in many places, it may be regarded as continued to near the present time in many of the more important agricultural districts in the south.

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The Great Drought of 1893. Nature 48, 295–296 (1893).

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