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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 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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