Map released: Thurs. February 29, 2024
Data valid: February 27, 2024 at 7 a.m. EST

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 Tennessee 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
D0Honey production is down; fewer plants are available to pollinate
Lake and pond levels begin to lower
D1Agriculture ponds dry up; farmers are hauling water; hay yield is low
Conditions are very dusty
Fire danger increases; burn bans are implemented
Leaves fall early
More insects and voles are observed, although mosquito numbers are down; disease spreads in trout, fish hatchery closes
Water demand is high
D2Air quality is poor; burn bans are implemented; active wildfires are reported
Aquatic species die off
Corn is severely stressed; producers are importing hay and selling livestock
Streams and creeks are extremely low or dry; well levels are lowering
Voluntary water conservation is requested; water quality is poor
D3Water supply is inadequate for wildlife
D4Large wildfires are reported

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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