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
2022-10-02fall0Stressed trees at Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota
2022-10-02fall0Stunted corn in Minnesota
2022-08-05summer0Low water levels in Minnesota cause problems for boaters
2022-06-24summer0Prior Lake is low in southern Minnesota, grass is brown
2022-03-21spring0Higher hay prices in northern Minnesota following drought year
2021-11-11fall0Drought damaged crops in southern Minnesota
2021-06-11summer0Emergency water ban in Lake Elmo, similar bans in other Minnesota communities
2021-06-01summer0Fewer mosquitoes in the Twin Cities area, Minnesota
2021-06-01summer0Less food for bears in northeast Minnesota, due to drought, late freeze
2021-06-01summer0Christmas trees grew less this year in Anoka County, Minnesota
2021-05-25spring0Strawberry growers irrigating heavily in central Minnesota
2021-03-25spring0Busy fire season in Minnesota
2021-03-04spring0Dryness kept hay prices strong in Minnesota
2019-08-22summer0Low water, damaged propellers at Lake Vermilion, Minnesota
2019-08-22summer0Mail delivery on hold for some mailboat customers on Lake Vermilion, Minnesota
2018-08-15summer0Warning about fire danger in northwest Minnesota
2013-09-01fall0Dryland corn, soybeans in Hubbard and Wadena counties in Minnesota not faring well
2013-08-22summer0Fire warning for east central Minnesota
2013-08-19summer0Cornfields and pastures in central and eastern Minnesota were drying out
2013-08-12summer0Pines and other conifers in northern Minnesota were dying in greater numbers than usual
2012-07-09summer0Hot, dry weather affecting corn in Olmstead County, Minnesota
2012-01-20winter0Some winter events in Minnesota canceled due to lack of snow
2011-12-01winter0Unusually large number of grass fires in Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties in Minnesota
2011-11-13fall0Construction of the light-rail transit line between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota has progressed quickly
2011-11-01fall0Drought in southern Minnesota slowed fall tillage
2011-08-18summer0Pagami Creek forest fire burned more than 25 square miles in northeastern Minnesota
2010-05-05spring0Fire restrictions in northeastern Minnesota
2009-06-06summer0Livestock bedding in demand in Stearns County
2009-06-04summer0Irrigation needed earlier than usual in Stearns County
2009-06-03summer0Trees in Sartell area manifest signs of drought stress
2009-03-01spring0Minnesota small businesses eligible for loans from SBA