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1,712,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
45% 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 Oregon
from 2000 - 2019
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Oregon lasted 270 weeks beginning on December 27, 2011 and ending on February 21, 2017. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of November 11, 2003 where D4 affected 8.34% of Oregon land.
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