State Impacts

This tool sorts and displays impacts by state from the Drought Impact Reporter through 2022. Users can filter impacts by U.S. Drought Monitor status, season, weeks in drought, industry and date range. The Drought Impact Reporter records impacts that have been documented in news media. This may provide insight on what to expect when a state is experiencing a certain level of drought.

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Start Date Seasons Weeks in Drought Historically observed impacts
2021-04-01spring0High water bill for irrigation in DuPage County, Illinois
2019-08-11summer0Burn ban for Tonica, Illinois response area
2019-08-09summer0Anticipated corn yield reduction in Mercer County, Illinois
2019-08-06summer0Multiple waterings to keep athletic field green in Tuscola, Illinois
2019-08-05summer0Burn bans in several communities in Rock Island County, Illinois
2017-09-29fall0Burn bans in effect in La Salle and Bureau counties in Illinois
2017-09-27fall0Leaves brown, dropping early in southern Illinois
2017-08-16summer0Landscapers mowing less frequently in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
2017-06-15summer0Corn leaves rolling, a few plants gray in Mercer County, Illinois
2016-07-05summer0Corn leaves rolling in western Illinois
2016-06-22summer0Corn leaves rolling in west central Illinois
2013-01-30winter0Water quality concerns in Decatur, Illinois
2013-01-01winter0Trees stressed by last two summers of drought in Springfield, Illinois
2013-01-01winter0Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. saw its net income fall by a third to $269 million
2013-01-01winter0Drought lowered Archer Daniels Midland's earnings
2012-12-07winter0Wells still need to be filled near Decatur, Illinois
2012-11-29fall0Illinois American Water spent $400,000 to construct a temporary water intake and a protective wall near an East St. Louis water intake in the Mississippi River
2012-11-12fall0Christmas tree growers in the Chicago area reported a substantial number of tree deaths after this year’s drought
2012-06-25summer0Extra measures taken to prevent fires sparked by fireworks near Chicago
2012-06-23summer0Crops stressed in Kane County, Illinois
2012-06-01summer0Peach trees around Belleville, Illinois produced fewer buds after a year of drought
2011-02-18winter0Ban on burning in Benton
2010-09-03fall0Plants succumbed to drought in Fairfield
2010-08-19summer0Drought-damaged corn in Saline County
2010-08-04summer0Corn yield limited by drought in Jackson County