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1,282,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
13% 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 North Carolina
from 2000 - 2019
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in North Carolina lasted 155 weeks beginning on January 4, 2000 and ending on December 17, 2002. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of December 25, 2007 where D4 affected 66.2% of North Carolina land.
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