Map released: Thurs. October 1, 2020
Data valid: September 29, 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 Grass fires increase
D1 Farmers plant fewer crops
Fire risk increases
D2 Grass is not growing; ground is cracking; grazing forage is lost
Trees are stressed
Creeks and bayou water levels are low
D3 Rice crop is expensive to maintain; soybean yields are reduced; rye growth is stunted
Saltwater intrudes into rivers; rivers are too salty for irrigation
Trees are drought stressed; crawfish population is low
Burn and firework bans are implemented; fires are difficult to extinguish
Water pressure is low; voluntary water restrictions are requested
Allergies worsen; air quality is poor
D4 Pasture and crop loss is widespread
Mosquito numbers decrease
Fishing is compromised
Water shortages and restrictions are implemented

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