State Impacts

This tool sorts and displays impacts by state from the Drought Impact Reporter through 2021. 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
2021-06-10summer0Restricted campfire use in Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan
2021-03-23spring0Burn bans, no burn permits in several Michigan counties
2021-03-15spring0Fire season arrived one month early in Michigan
2020-07-21summer0Seedlings drying out in Missaukee County, Michigan
2020-07-16summer0Hot, dry weather hurting crops in Huron County, Michigan
2020-07-10summer0Burn ban in Lenawee County, Michigan
2019-09-06fall0Dryness hurting row crops, pastures in Michigan
2019-08-27summer0Crops, pastures affected by dry conditions in Michigan
2019-08-13summer0Corn leaves rolling in Michigan
2019-07-16summer0Lack of rain stressing Michigan crops
2018-08-21summer0Corn leaves rolling in many Michigan fields
2018-08-15summer0Crop yields down in Michigan
2018-07-19summer0Wheat yield down in Michigan's Thumb
2018-07-17summer0Michigan crops hurt by drought
2018-07-12summer0Public discouraged from burning materials outdoors in Michigan
2018-07-12summer0Numerous burn bans in mid-Michigan
2018-07-11summer0Corn withering, soybeans beyond help in Kent County, Michigan
2018-07-10summer0Plants withering in mid-Michigan
2018-07-10summer0Burn bans take effect in Michigan
2017-09-27fall0Fire restrictions in eastern Michigan
2017-09-25fall0Some soybeans shattered in Gratiot County, Michigan
2017-08-15summer0Dry conditions diminished Michigan's apple crop
2016-09-20fall0Insufficient rain kept Michigan's dry beans small
2016-08-16summer0Crop development affected by dry weather in Michigan
2016-08-12summer0Drought stress apparent in Michigan's crops
2016-07-12summer0Blueberries, shriveling, dropping from bushes in Allegan County, Michigan
2016-07-06summer0Corn short, leaves rolling in northern Michigan
2016-06-30summer0Dry conditions and fireworks bans in Michigan
2016-06-30summer0New plantings, even established Christmas trees showing drought stress in Ingham County, Michigan
2016-06-29summer0Burn ban in Lapeer County, Michigan
2016-06-27summer0Open burning banned in Ann Arbor, Michigan
2016-06-27summer0Burn bans around Lansing, Michigan
2012-11-23fall0The receding waters of Lake Huron exposed the wooden bow of a ship only 15 feet from the shoreline near Oak Point, Michigan
2012-10-07fall0Hay production was down drastically in Chippewa County, Michigan
2009-05-01spring0Michigan counties eligible for assistance from Small Business Administration