No two states experience the same set of impacts during a drought.We developed tables of impacts reported during past droughts in each state for each level of drought on the U.S.Drought Monitor.These state - specific possible impacts complement the general, national possible impacts column of the U.S.Drought Monitor Classification Scheme.
To see or report current drought impacts, please visit the Drought Impacts Toolkit, where you can find impacts from media in the Drought Impact Reporter, and from citizen scientists and other volunteer observers under Condition Monitoring Observations.
How well does this table describe drought impacts in your state for each level of drought on the U.S.Drought Monitor ? Is anything missing ? Please fill out this survey to help improve the table.To submit observations about current drought conditions, please submit a Condition Monitoring Observer Report.
| D0 ||Grass fires increase|
|Lawns are brown; landscape and gardens are watered more frequently|
| D1 ||Most crops and vegetation are stressed; farmed Christmas trees are stressed|
|Well levels decline|
| D2 ||Corn and soybean yields are low|
|Mature trees are stressed|
|Streamflow is extremely low, potentially too low to irrigate|
| D3 ||Fire danger is extreme; buildings are destroyed and people are evacuated|
|Crop yields are down; irrigation costs rise|
|Power plants operate at reduced capacity or temporarily close|
|Lake levels are too low for sailboats and docks|
| D4 ||Michigan has had little or no experience in D4 so no impacts have been recorded at that level in the Drought Impact Reporter|