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  •  Even more ominously, when scientists analyze (14+ / 0-)

    historical rainfall in the American West (via tree rings, etc) it appears that the 19th century when we settled the west was actually a very very wet century.  In other words, our Midwest breadbasket, capable of sustaining huge amounts of agriculture, may not be a historical norm... it may be a historical anomaly.

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    by bigtimecynic on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 03:27:15 PM PDT

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    •  You mean the plains west of the Mississippi River? (1+ / 0-)
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      Or do you mean for the actual Midwest east of the Mississippi?

      I know people like to include the central plains, high plains and even the inter-mountain west under "Midwest", but considering all the different terrains, biomes and climates that may be changing, it might be better to be more specific.

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      by JPax on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 11:12:23 PM PDT

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