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70,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
2% more in abnormally dry areas.
The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is a map that shows the location and intensity of drought across the country. The data is updated each Tuesday and released on Thursday. This map shows the drought conditions on May 21, 2019.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Mississippi
from 2000 - 2019
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Mississippi lasted 107 weeks beginning on April 20, 2010 and ending on May 1, 2012. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of October 31, 2000 where D4 affected 63.82% of Mississippi land.
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