MAP OF THE DAY: Another Decade Of Summers Like This Will Devastate American Agriculture

2010 has been the hottest year globally ever recorded. This won’t surprise anyone residing in New York City last weekend.

The rise in American heatwaves will make water a scare commodity by 2050, according to a new study by the National Resource Defence Council. Water scarcity will be felt most on American farms, devastating the agricultural economies of many states.

Check out 15 states with the huge water problems >

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Indiana -- 83% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $4.12 billion

Extreme Risk: 1 counties
High Risk: 19 counties
Moderate Risk: 56 counties

Source: NRDC

California -- 83% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $21.6 billion

Extreme Risk: 19 counties
High Risk: 17 counties
Moderate Risk: 12 counties

Source: NRDC

Illinois -- 85% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $9.05 billion

Extreme Risk: 2 counties
High Risk: 18 counties
Moderate Risk: 67 counties

Source: NRDC

Arkansas - 85% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $2.74 billion

Extreme Risk: 24 counties
High Risk: 13 counties
Moderate Risk: 27 counties

Source: NRDC

Kansas -- 86% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $4.2 billion

Extreme Risk: 41 counties
High Risk: 20 counties
Moderate Risk: 29 counties

Source: NRDC

Georgia -- 87% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $21.6 billion

Extreme Risk: 0 counties
High Risk: 41 counties
Moderate Risk: 97 counties

Source: NRDC

Missouri -- 87% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $2.3 billion

Extreme Risk: 4 counties
High Risk: 26 counties
Moderate Risk: 70 counties

Source: NRDC

Oklahoma -- 91% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $0.89 billion

Extreme Risk: 25 counties
High Risk: 27 counties
Moderate Risk: 18 counties

Source: NRDC

Mississippi -- 93% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $1.47 billion

Extreme Risk: 6 counties
High Risk: 25 counties
Moderate Risk: 45 counties

Source: NRDC

Arizona -- 93% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $1.22 billion

Extreme Risk: 8 counties
High Risk: 5 counties
Moderate Risk: 1 counties

Source: NRDC

Nevada -- 94% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $0.57 billion

Extreme Risk: 3 counties
High Risk: 6 counties
Moderate Risk: 7 counties

Source: NRDC

Florida -- 96% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $4.8 billion

Extreme Risk: 21 counties
High Risk: 25 counties
Moderate Risk: 18 counties

Source: NRDC

Nebraska -- 97% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $6.42 billion

Extreme Risk: 41 counties
High Risk: 27 counties
Moderate Risk: 22 counties

Source: NRDC

Texas -- 98% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $5.33 billion

Extreme Risk: 162 counties
High Risk: 73 counties
Moderate Risk: 14 counties

Source: NRDC

Delaware -- 100% of counties at risk

Value of crops produced in at-risk counties: $0.18 billion

Extreme Risk: 0 counties
High Risk: 3 counties
Moderate Risk: 0 counties

Source: NRDC

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