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Map released: Thurs. October 17, 2019
Data valid: October 15, 2019 at 8 a.m. EDT

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

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CategoryImpact
D0 Dryland crops are struggling
Water for cattle is limited
D1 Soil moisture is low; winter wheat germination is poor
Feed for cattle is limited
Springs are drying
D2 Pasture and water is inadequate for cattle; ranching management practices change
Air quality is poor, dust is a problem
People pray for snow
Streams and ponds are dry
D3 Fire danger increases; fire bans on public land are implemented
Native vegetation is stressed
Streamflow is low
D4 Fire restrictions increase
Irrigation water allotments are cut

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