U.S. Drought Monitor
Map released: Thurs. June 23, 2022
Data valid: June 21, 2022 at 8 a.m. EDT


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


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

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Current Impacts

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.

Historic Impacts

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.

CategoryHistorically observed impacts
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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Drought Impact Reporter

How is drought affecting you? Submit drought impact and condition reports via the Drought Impact Reporter.

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