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1,883,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
50% 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 Puerto Rico
from 2000 - 2019
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Puerto Rico lasted 80 weeks beginning on May 5, 2015 and ending on November 8, 2016. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of September 1, 2015 where D4 affected 24.89% of Puerto Rico land.
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