Map released: Thurs. April 11, 2024
Data valid: April 9, 2024 at 8 a.m. EDT

Intensity

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

Authors

United States and Puerto Rico Author(s):

Pacific Islands and Virgin Islands Author(s):

The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.

Statistics

Statistics type ?
Week Date None D0-D4 D1-D4 D2-D4 D3-D4 D4 DSCI

Estimated Population in Drought Areas:

Current Impacts


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.

Historic Impacts


No two states have the same experience during a drought. Below are examples of some of the impacts experienced in New Mexico in the past. To view a more complete record, and to filter impacts by drought severity, sector and season, check out the interactive State Impacts Tool.

CategoryExamples of historically observed impacts
D0Fire danger increases
Soil moisture is low
D1Burn bans and firework restrictions begin
Livestock need supplemental feed and water
D2Abundance and magnitude of wildfires may increase; fuel mitigation practices are in effect
Dust storms occur
Irrigated crops are stunted; dryland crops are brown
Pasture yield is limited; producers sell livestock
Well water decreases
Wildlife feeding patterns change
D3Fire danger is extreme
Irrigation allotments decrease
Livestock are suffering; producers are selling herds; feed costs are high; emergency CRP grazing is authorized; crop yields are low
Vegetation and native trees are dying
D4Bears encroach on developed areas; migratory birds change patterns
Federal lands begin to close for fire precautions; burn bans increase
No surface water is left for agriculture, farmers use private wells
Rio Grande and other large rivers are dry

How is drought affecting you?

Use the Condition Monitoring Observer Report (CMOR) system to let us know how dry, wet or normal conditions are affecting you, and see what others are saying.

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