State Impacts

This tool sorts and displays impacts by state from the Drought Impact Reporter through 2023. 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.

If you would like to submit information on how drought is affecting you, please submit a Condition Monitoring Observer Report.

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Regional Impacts

Regional drought impact tables for Southeast Alaska (temperate rainforest), South Central Alaska (cool, moist Mediterranean) and Interior Alaska (arctic) are being developed through a separate process based on a series of workshops and expert consultation. The Southeast region is the first to be completed. Impacts below correspond to the USDM status selected above.

USDM Region Impacts

To view simple examples of impacts reported in the past in each state at different levels of drought, check out our tables of historically observed impacts.