No two states experience the same set of impacts during a drought.We developed tables of impacts reported during past droughts in each state for each level of drought on the U.S.Drought Monitor.These state - specific possible impacts complement the general, national possible impacts column of the U.S.Drought Monitor Classification Scheme.
To see or report current drought impacts, please visit the Drought Impacts Toolkit, where you can find impacts from media in the Drought Impact Reporter, and from citizen scientists and other volunteer observers under Condition Monitoring Observations.
How well does this table describe drought impacts in your state for each level of drought on the U.S.Drought Monitor ? Is anything missing ? Please fill out this survey to help improve the table.To submit observations about current drought conditions, please submit a Condition Monitoring Observer Report.
| D0 ||Forage is limited; soil is dry|
|Fire risk increases|
| D1 ||Plants are stressed; hillsides are unusually brown|
|Stock ponds and creeks are nearly dry; some springs are dry|
| D2 ||Water and feed are inadequate for livestock|
|Fire danger is high; fire crews are mobilizing|
|Little forage remains for wildlife; pine trees are losing needles|
| D3 ||Ranching operations are affected|
|Fire preparedness increases; fire restrictions are implemented early|
|Skiing tourism is low; snowpack is extremely low|
|Wildlife encroach on developed areas in search of food and water|
|Native plants are stressed|
|Livestock do not have adequate water; runoff is short; conditions are dusty|
| D4 ||Fire restrictions increase; large fires occur year-round|
|Vegetation green-up is poor; native plants are dying|
|Lakes, ponds, and streams are dry|