Map released: Thurs. October 22, 2020
Data valid: October 20, 2020 at 8 a.m. EDT


  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
  • No Data


The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.

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Potential Impacts

The state table below highlights common impacts reported in the state. For more impact details, please visit the Drought Impact Reporter.

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D0 Small brush fires increase
Increased landscape irrigation is needed; voluntary water conservation is requested
D1 Burn bans are possible
Trees and bushes begin browning
Water supply decreases
D2 Pasture is drying, hay yields are low
Large increase of wildfire abundance; fire danger is elevated; burn bans are implemented
Lawns and landscapes go dormant
Bears and snakes change food and water habitats
Air and water quality are poor; water salinity is high; river and lake levels are low
D3 Fire danger is extreme; fire restrictions increase
Saltwater species replace freshwater species; sea intrusion
Nesting bird populations grow with increased nesting area; mosquitoes increase
Fish kills occur; toxic algae blooms appear
Ground water declines; Lake Okeechobee is extremely low
D4 Ground water declines rapidly
Large municipalities use alternative water sources, borrow water

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