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Map released: Thurs. October 17, 2019
Data valid: October 15, 2019 at 8 a.m. EDT

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 Corn shows drought stress; soil is dry
D1 Soybeans abort pods; corn test weights are struggling
Grasses are brown; more grass fires occur; burn bans are issued
Pond levels decline
D2 Dryland corn has extremely low yields; commodity shortages are noted; livestock is stressed
Fire danger is high
Fewer mosquitoes are observed
Surface water levels are low; algae blooms increase; voluntary water conservation is requested
D3 Pastures are dry; producers sell cattle; crops are tested for toxins; crops have pest infestation
Seasonal allergies are worse; farmers are stressed about high feed prices
Trees drop leaves; acorns are underdeveloped
Warm water leads to fish kills; streambeds are low to dry
D4 Row crop yields and forage production have significant impacts
Extreme measures are taken to conserve water
Aquatic invertebrates in waterways increase

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