Map released: Thurs. February 20, 2020
Data valid: February 18, 2020 at 7 a.m. EST


  • 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 Fishing restrictions are issued
D1 Hay and forage yield is low; producers give supplemental feed to cattle
Fire danger is elevated; fire and firework restrictions are implemented
Fewer wildflowers bloom
Creeks and rivers are low; less irrigation water is available
D2 Pasture conditions are poor; overgrazing is reported; hay is scarce; producers are selling cattle; dust increases
Trees and vegetation are stressed
Water pressure is low; well levels decline
D3 Snowpack is poor
Surface water for is inadequate for ranching and farming

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