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 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

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