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Current Drought Conditions in the United States

Drought conditions improved overall. DSCI (drought severity and coverage index) decreased from 12 to 11. Widespread precipitation led mostly to improvements in moderate drought and abnormally dry regions across the Southeast and South and in the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. In parts of central and western Washington where high evaporation and minimal precipitation amounts continued, conditions degraded to moderate drought.

(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.)

Heavy precipitation in southeast Texas caused short-term precipitation deficits to improve. Abnormal dryness was removed in the Texas panhandle and improved in southern Texas due to the recent rainfall as well.

 Oklahoma is no longer under any drought conditions.

(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.)  

Louisiana is no longer under any drought conditions.

(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.)

Moderate to heavy rain engulfed much of southwest Georgia leading to the removal of moderate drought that previously had extended from the Mobile area northeastward into southern Georgia. Moderate drought was also removed in northeast Georgia and adjusted in parts of central and southern Georgia.

(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.)

A small portion of North Carolina is now under D0 (abnormally dry) conditions.

(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.)

Several storm systems are predicted to move across the continental U.S. Moderate to heavy rain is possible in parts of the Great Plains and Midwest from this weekend into next week, including in areas that have received heavy rain recently, in addition to a risk for severe storms. Moderate to heavy precipitation amounts are also forecast in the Sierra Nevada and in some other parts of the West as the storm systems move from west to east. To check out the forecast near you, try the NOAA Quantitative Precipitation Forecast map.

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

RECOMMENDED LINKS

Drought Conditions in Texas and the United States

Reservoir Levels in Texas

Streamflow Conditions in Texas

Drought Restrictions in Texas

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND DATA

Drought Conditions in Texas and the United States

Reservoir Levels in Texas

Streamflow Conditions in Texas

Groundwater Levels in Texas

Drought Restrictions in Texas

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