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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
D1 Corn yield is low; soybean and cotton crops are stressed
Wildlife eat crops
Fire danger increases; burn bans begin
Voluntary water restrictions are requested; river water levels are lower; streams are dry
D2 Hay and pasture supply is low; cattle are weaned early; producers are feeding livestock supplemental hay and baling corn for feed
Fire frequency increases
Mandatory water restrictions are implemented; reservoir levels are low; water table is dropping
D3 Cattle are sold; hay is extremely scarce
Lakes are nearly dry

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