You are here

ACF River Basin Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of May 15-21, 2019

The week was drier and warmer than normal across the Southeast. Abnormally dry (D0) conditions expanded in eastern western Georgia, and moderate drought (D1) expanded in parts of Georgia; reports have been received of slim grazing in Bleckley County, drying soils in Sumter, Terrell, and Dougherty Counties, and wilting corn in Terrell County. D0 was added to parts of Alabama. The soil hydrology in Alabama is characterized by poor water holding capability; as a result, this time of year the vegetation requires significant amounts of moisture which can quickly dry out soils during a 10-day stretch of no rain. There were reports that shallow-rooted vegetation was already under stress in the dry areas of Alabama.  

Read more about the ACF Basin Drought Early Warning System

U.S. Drought Monitor - ACF River Basin DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - ACF River Basin DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - ACF River Basin DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
5/21/2019
49.40%50.60%4.45%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
5/14/2019
49.40%50.60%0.77%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
2/19/2019
100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
5/22/2018
88.13%11.87%0.79%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
Logos for USDA, NDMC, DOC, and NOAA
Download the following pie chart as an Image
Showing Data will replace the pie chart below with a data table.
Pie chart describing current drought for this location.
Download the following pie chart as an Image
Showing Data will replace the pie chart below with a data table.
Pie chart describing current drought for this location.