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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Potential Impacts

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D0 Crop growth is stunted; stock pond levels decline
Prayer session is held for rain
D1 Hay yield is low; hay is expensive; corn is curling; farmers feed hay early; fruit (cherries and plums) yield is low
Small brush fires occur; burn bans begin
Voluntary water restrictions are requested
Fewer mosquitoes are observed than normal
Drought is hard on landscaping businesses
D2 Crops are suffering
The number of wildfires is high
Trees lose leaves early
Soil is dry, cracked, and pulling away from foundations
Creeks are dried up
D3 Crop yields are minimal, livestock are stressed
Lawns go dormant

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