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Map released: Thurs. November 14, 2019
Data valid: November 12, 2019 at 7 a.m. EST

Intensity:

  • 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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Potential Impacts

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CategoryImpact
D0 Topsoil moisture decreases; planting is delayed
Fire risk is elevated
D1 Crops are vulnerable; soil moisture is low
Gardens and lawns require more water
Stream and pond levels are lower; water temperatures increase
D2 Crops are stressed; hay yield is low; producers feed cattle early; planting is delayed; soil is hard; conditions are dustier than usual
Drought mitigation; water conservation education
Small streams dry up; rivers are very low
D3 Majority of hay/grazing is lost
Outdoor burn bans are implemented
Landscaping business is negatively affected; agriculture suffers economic loss
Trees have early leaf drop
Ground is cracking
Rivers and livestock ponds are dry; wells are drying up; mandatory water conservation is implemented
D4 Agriculture economy is severely impacted
Fire risk is high; fire activity increases
Tree mortality is high; army worm outbreaks occur
Hydroelectric power generation is significantly reduced

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