Map released: Thurs. October 1, 2020
Data valid: September 29, 2020 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

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 Honey production is down; fewer plants are available to pollinate
Lake and pond levels begin to lower
D1 Agriculture ponds dry up; farmers are hauling water; hay yield is low
More insects and voles are observed, although mosquito numbers are down; disease spreads in trout, fish hatchery closes
Leaves fall early
Conditions are very dusty
Fire danger increases; burn bans are implemented
Water demand is high
D2 Corn is severely stressed; producers are importing hay and selling livestock
Air quality is poor; burn bans are implemented; active wildfires are reported
Aquatic species die off
Streams and creeks are extremely low or dry; well levels are lowering
Voluntary water conservation is requested; water quality is poor
D3 Water supply is inadequate for wildlife
D4 Large wildfires are reported

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