Advancing Drought Science and Preparedness across the Nation

How is Drought Affecting your Neighborhood?

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Where is drought this week?

May 8-14, 2019


of the US land area.

6.3 million

people are experiencing drought.

  • Extreme (D3) and Exceptional (D4) drought are currently not affecting the United States.
  • Severe (D2) drought is present in southeast AlaskaHawaii, and New Mexico.

Featured Resources:

Drought Status Update: Southwest - December 6, 2018

Drought Status Updates
Two-page status updates on drought conditions, including current conditions, impacts, and outlook:

California-Nevada Drought Outlook - March 2019
Southwest Drought Status and El Niño Update – February 14, 2019
El Niño & the Southwest Drought Status Update – December 6, 2018
California-Nevada Drought Outlook - November 2018
- Southern Plains Drought Update – October 26, 2018
- El Niño & the Southwest Drought Status Update – October 26, 2018


News & Updates

Featured Drought Data, Maps & Tools