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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 Pasture and row crops are stressed
Burn bans are implemented
Lawns are brown; landscape and gardens require more frequent watering
Lakes and rivers are lower than normal
D1 Hay prices are high; people are selling horses
D2 Crop yields are down; pasture growth is sparse; livestock are removed from grazing
Water use is high; groundwater pumping increases
D3 Producers feed cattle supplemental hay
Agriculture economic losses are reported statewide
Fairs have fewer entries
Streamflow is reduced; water temperatures are warm; oxygen content is low; northern pike fish kill is reported

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