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Current Drought Conditions in the United States

Drought conditions overall have improved from the previous week. The DSCI (drought severity and coverage index) decreased from 63 to 61. A powerful storm system impacted much of the continental United States delivering heavy rain and snow to the West, snow and wind to parts of the Plains and upper Midwest and severe weather and tornadoes to the mid-Mississippi valley and Southeast coast. Degradations in drought conditions for the previous week were limited to an expansion of abnormally dry conditions in Texas.

(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.)

The state of Texas experienced a small expansion of abnormally dry conditions.

Precipitation from the weekend’s storm led to a slight reduction in moderate drought in northeast Oklahoma.

(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.)  

Drought conditions remain unchanged in Louisiana. The state has no 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.)

Along with much of the rest of the Southeast, Georgia received significant precipitation with totals of 5 to 10 inches. This led to the removal of any remaining moderate drought conditions and a significant reduction in areas under 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.)

Drought conditions remain unchanged in North Carolina. The state has no 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.)

The majority of the projected rainfall is expected to occur along the southeastern and northwestern coasts. 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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