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 Soil moisture declines; lawns turn brown
D1 Row crops and pasture show drought stress
Fireworks are banned
Trees show drought stress; wildlife eat more crops
D2 Row crop and vegetable conditions are poor; hay yield is low; corn is baled for feed
Outdoor burn bans are implemented
Lawns go dormant; weeds grow faster
Farmers are stressed; agriculture industry is hurting
Power plant intake is compromised
Water levels in wells, ponds, rivers, and lakes are low; streamflow is below average; voluntary water conservation is requested
D3 Disease kills deer; fish are stressed
Vegetation is stressed
Well and reservoir levels are very low
D4 Feed prices are high; crop loss is widespread; livestock are culled
Wildlife are severely stressed; fish kills occur in lakes and rivers

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