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CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS across the United States

Significant precipitation last week brought drought condition improvements to the southern Plains. Drought conditions expanded and intensified across the Southeast.    

Current U.S. Drought Monitor

(The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.)

In Texas, Abnormally Dry conditions, the most minor form of drought under the Drought Monitor system, hovers around 10 percent. Less than two percent of the state is considered moderately dry. Overall reservoir storage in Texas is stable at around 86 percent full. 

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Additional improvements in drought conditions in the Oklahoma panhandle last week brought the drought classification down to Abnormally Dry. This is an area that was considered Extreme Drought just three weeks ago. Overall, drought conditions in Oklahoma impact about 60 percent of the state (down about 15 percent from last week).

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(The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.)  

Georgia is experiencing a deepening of its drought conditions, as is much of the southeast. While the overall percentage of the state impacted is still around 96 -97 percent, the Moderate and Severe categories both at least doubled since last week. About 4 percent is experiencing Extreme drought.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/jpg/20170418/20170418_GA_trd.jpg

(The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.)

Significant rain is expected in the Pacific Northwest and in North Carolina and Virginia over the next week. To see where precipitation is predicted near you, check out the NOAA Quantitative Precipitation Forecast map.

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The website links below include the current drought monitors and other current drought conditions information.

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