U.S. Drought Portal



Access and interact with drought and climate related data, including maps and graphing capabilities, to help understand drought and how it changes over time. 

Area Drought Information

Provides a look at drought at the state level.  Find local drought information, state plans for drought, and contacts for more information, within each state.

Map and Data Viewer

Visualize drought and climate information through interactive mapping of information from NIDIS partners. 

Drought Monitor Graphics

Graph detailed information pertaining to the US Drought Monitor through this interactive interface.

CRN Soil Moisture and Temperature Data

Interact with soil moisture and soil temperature data from the Climate Reference Network stations, in the U.S. , through this interactive graphing application. 


Explore data related to drought from the Regional Climate Centers.  Look at length or periods without rain, temperature data, and more.

Drought Risk Atlas

Compare drought histories for a specific location. Users can see how often drought has affected an area, how bad it has been and how long it lasted.

Drought Management Database

Access the National Drought Mitigation Center's Drought Management Database to see drought preparation, mitigation, and response strategies in the U.S.