Map released: Weds. November 25, 2020
Data valid: November 24, 2020 at 7 a.m. EST


  • 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

The state table below highlights common impacts reported in the state. For more impact details, please visit the Drought Impact Reporter.

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D0 Streamflow is low
D1 Crops are stressed; farmers begin to conserve water
Fire danger increases
Reservoir levels decline; lake banks are exposed; streamflow continues to decrease
D2 Planting is delayed; ranchers are feeding cattle; hay is scarce
Agriculture sector is suffering
Trees and plants show stress
Strict water rationing is implemented
D3 Cattle have ittle feed; crops are dying
Daily lives are altered; school schedules are affected; businesses close
Mosquito-borne disease outbreak possible
Tree phenology altered
Water rationing expands; water is being trucked in; water quality is poor; aquifers are shrinking
D4 Puerto Rico has had little or no experience in D4 so no impacts have been recorded at that level in the Drought Impact Reporter

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