U.S. Drought Monitor

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
2021-12-20winter0Local emergency, fire restrictions in Giles County, Virginia
2021-12-16winter0Open burn ban for Floyd County, Virginia
2021-12-16winter060-day burn ban for Floyd County, Virginia
2021-12-09winter0Home foundations affected by dry soils around Chester, Virginia
2021-12-02winter0More burn bans in central Virginia
2021-08-10summer0Board of Supervisors in Shenandoah County, Virginia seeking declaration for agricultural disaster
2021-08-09summer0Drought warning in Strasburg, Virginia
2021-07-15summer0Smaller pumpkins, sweeter fruit in central Virginia
2021-05-26spring0Livestock fed hay in Bedford County, Virginia
2021-05-21spring0Crops replanted in Dinwiddie County, Virginia
2020-07-26summer0Virginia crops stressed by heat, drought
2019-09-24fall0Drought Watch Condition in Strasburg, Virginia
2019-09-24fall0Numerous burn bans in Virginia
2019-09-23fall0Pastures brown, springs low in Giles County, Virginia
2019-09-16fall0Feeding hay, early sale of calves in Botetourt County, Virginia
2019-08-15summer0Hay supplies low in Virginia
2019-07-08summer0Drought hurting crops, pasture in Virginia
2018-01-26winter0Wells running dry in Shenandoah County, Virginia
2017-12-20winter0Fire restrictions in Rocky Mount, Virginia
2017-12-01winter0Wells, streams dry in Augusta County, Virginia causing hardship for farmers
2017-11-28fall0Lynchburg, Virginia water supplier relying on backup supply
2017-10-23fall0Voluntary water conservation in Harrisonburg, Virginia
2017-10-11fall0Drought watch for Shenandoah Valley and Middle James and Roanoke River regions of Virginia
2017-10-11fall0Shenandoah County, Virginia seeking ag disaster relief
2017-10-11fall0Fire training postponed in Albemarle County, Virginia
2017-10-05fall0Drought watch advisory in Virginia
2017-10-04fall0Water restrictions in Orange, Virginia
2017-09-28fall0Caution encouraged with low water at Smith Mountain Project in Virginia
2017-08-03summer0Drought curbed mushroom growth in New River Valley, Virginia
2017-03-22spring0Drought watch advisory in Virginia
2016-11-10fall0Lynchburg, Virginia drawing from James River
2015-09-15fall0Drought watch in southern, southwestern Virgina
2014-10-28fall0Drought watch for Strasburg, Virginia
2013-11-13fall0Car washes in Charlottesville and Albemarle County in Virginia may participate in water conservation program
2012-12-11winter0Drought watch in effect for portions of central and western Virginia
2012-09-30fall0The low level of the Roanoke River has prevented the Western Virginia Water Authority from drawing water from the river
2012-08-03summer0Drought reduced corn yield in Hanover County, Virginia
2012-06-15summer0Mandatory water restrictions for communities served by the Appomattox River Water Authority in Virginia
2010-11-08fall0Funds available for conservation damage in five Virginia counties
2010-09-15fall0Lynchburg, Virginia relying fully on James River for municipal water
2010-08-16summer0Campbell County seeks disaster declaration
2010-08-12summer0Virginia viticulturists worried about grape performance
2010-08-03summer0Appomattox County is the 15th county in Virginia to seek disaster declaration
2010-07-26summer0Outdoor burning prohibited in Campbell County
2010-07-15summer0Producers begin to sell livestock in Frederick County
2010-07-08summer0Blackberries in Bedford County affected by heat, drought
2010-07-08summer0Second cutting of hay lost in Pulaski County
2010-07-08summer0Fire restrictions in several Virginia counties
2010-07-08summer0Frederick County requesting a disaster declaration from the governor
2010-06-30summer0Albemarle County farmer feeding hay, culling cows
2009-02-07winter0Twelve Virginia counties designated natural disaster areas
2008-12-12winter0Another 13 counties declared to be natural disaster areas
2008-12-10winter0Disaster declarations for 3 Virginia counties