For more information regarding the Drought Monitor datasets, please contact Brian Fuchs at the NDMC via e-mail.
For those individuals interested in obtaining DM data for a period of time longer than a few weeks, please e-mail your request to Brian Fuchs. Include the date range, for example 2005-2009, and the state or county names. We will make every effort to respond to your request as soon as possible.
NOTE: The weekly KML datasets are now available as KMZ files. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Download the most current Drought Monitor combined shapefiles: Current Drought Monitor Shapefiles
View the most current Drought Monitor in Google Earth: Current Drought Monitor
View the most current Drought Monitor WMS service: Current Drought Monitor WMS
For more information regarding the Drought Monitor color scheme, please visit: DM Colors
Please cite the Drought Monitor by including the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Download all Drought Monitor shapefiles for 2011.