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Map released: Thurs. January 21, 2021
Data valid: January 19, 2021 at 7 a.m. EST

Intensity:

  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
  • No Data

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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

No two states experience the same set of impacts during a drought.We developed tables of impacts reported during past droughts in each state for each level of drought on the U.S.Drought Monitor.These state - specific possible impacts complement the general, national possible impacts column of the U.S.Drought Monitor Classification Scheme.

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.

How well does this table describe drought impacts in your state for each level of drought on the U.S.Drought Monitor ? Is anything missing ? Please fill out this survey to help improve the table.To submit observations about current drought conditions, please submit a Condition Monitoring Observer Report.

CategoryImpact
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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