Map released: Thurs. December 5, 2019
Data valid: December 3, 2019 at 7 a.m. EST


  • 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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D0 Lawns and vegetation are brown
Crops and pastures show mild stress
D1 Crops and pastures show stress; corn germination is poor
Burn bans are issued; wildfires are reported
Increased algae and fungus growth is noted
D2 Hay yield is low; crop losses are reported; livestock need supplemental hay and water
Ponds, lakes, and river levels are low; boating hazards are found in lakes
Trees lose leaves early
D3 Maintaining cattle and horses is very expensive, cost of food and water is very high; producers sell livestock
Creeks and ponds are completely dry; water shortages are widespread; water restrictions begin
D4 Hay hotline is put in place due to shortages; producers are hauling water
Water sources are extremely low

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