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Map released: Thurs. November 14, 2019
Data valid: November 12, 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 Soil moisture is low
Fire danger increases
D1 Livestock need supplemental feed and water
Burn bans and firework restrictions begin
D2 Pasture yield is limited; producers sell livestock
Irrigated crops are stunted; dryland crops are brown
Dust storms occur
Abundance and magnitude of wildfires may increase; fuel mitigation practices are in effect
Wildlife feeding patterns change
Well water decreases
D3 Livestock are suffering; producers are selling herds; feed costs are high; emergency CRP grazing is authorized; crop yields are low
Fire danger is extreme
Irrigation allotments decrease
Vegetation and native trees are dying
D4 Federal lands begin to close for fire precautions; burn bans increase
Bears encroach on developed areas; migratory birds change patterns
No surface water is left for agriculture, farmers use private wells
Rio Grande and other large rivers are dry

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