Map released: Thurs. July 18, 2024
Data valid: July 16, 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

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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 Oregon in the past. The process for developing this example impact table is described in Noel, M., Bathke, D., Fuchs, B., Gutzmer, D., Haigh, T., Hayes, M., Poděbradská, M., Shield, C., Smith, K. and Svoboda, M., 2020. Linking drought impacts to drought severity at the state level. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(8), pp.E1312-E1321. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0067.1. 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
D0Ski season is impacted
D1Some fields are left fallow
Water levels begin to decline; recreation and other uses impacted
D2Fire risk increases
Marshes are drying up, little water is available for waterfowl and wildlife; bears are moving into urban areas
Pastures are brown; hay yields are down and prices are up; producers are selling cattle
River flows are low and tributaries are running dry; conservation efforts begin in irrigation districts
D3Low oxygen and high river water temperatures are affecting fish
Planting is delayed
Pumping well water increases; wells are going dry; homeowners are trucking in potable water
Reservoirs and lakes are very low compared to normal; irrigation water is scarce
Waterfowl disease outbreaks increase
Wldfire activity is high

How is drought affecting you?

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