Map released: Thurs. October 17, 2019
Data valid: October 15, 2019 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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D0 Soil moisture is low; pasture and row crops are stressed
Fire danger increases
Weather is good for construction projects
Lake and river levels decline; water temperatures rise
D1 Winter snow events are canceled
River and lake levels are lower than normal
D2 Ground is hard; seed corn is short; feed is expensive; crop yields are low
Fire danger is high; burn permits are required
Landscaping is stressed; leaves change colors early
Bears search for food; trout runs are hampered; fish kills occur
River flow is very low; snowpack is significantly lower; well levels decrease
D3 Corn is harvested early; emergency haying and grazing are authorized
Wildfires are widespread
Surface waters are near record lows

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