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

Intensity:

  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
  • No Data

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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

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CategoryImpact
D0 Crop growth is stunted; planting is delayed
Fire danger is elevated; spring fire season starts early
Lawns brown early; gardens begin to wilt
Surface water levels decline
D1 Irrigation use increases; hay and grain yields are lower than normal
Honey production declines
Wildfires and ground fires increase
Trees and landscaping are stressed; fish are stressed
Voluntary water conservation is requested; reservoir and lake levels are below normal capacity
D2 Specialty crops are impacted in both yield and fruit size
Producers begin feeding cattle; hay prices are high
Warnings are issued on outdoor burns; air quality is poor
Golf courses conserve water
Trees are brittle and susceptible to insects
Fish kills occur; wildlife move to farms for food
Water quality is poor; groundwater is declining; irrigation ponds are dry; outdoor water restrictions are implemented
D3 Crop loss is widespread; Christmas tree farms are stressed; dairy farmers are struggling financially
Well drillers and bulk water haulers see increased business
Water recreation and hunting are modified; wildlife disease outbreak is observed
Extremely reduced flow to ceased flow of water is observed; river temperatures are warm; wells are running dry; people are digging more and deeper wells

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