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Our newly expanded drought email alerts provide up-to-date local drought information right to your inbox. Enter your city, address, or zip code to receive emails when U.S. Drought Monitor conditions change or when a new U.S. Drought Outlook is released.

Advancing Drought Science and Preparedness Across the Nation

The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) is a multi-agency partnership that coordinates drought monitoring, forecasting, planning, and information at national, tribal, state, and local levels.

Current Conditions and Outlooks

The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is updated each Thursday to show the location and intensity of drought across the country. Drought categories show experts’ assessments of conditions related to dryness and drought including observations of how much water is available in streams, lakes, and soils compared to usual for the same time of year. 

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The Climate Prediction Center's (CPC's) Seasonal Drought Outlook is issued monthly on the third Thursday of each month. The Outlook predicts whether drought will emerge, stay the same, or get better in the next three months.

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U.S. Drought Monitor Category

% of U.S.
The color with the hex code #ffff00 identifies:
D0 - Abnormally Dry
54.9
The color with the hex code #ffcc99 identifies:
D1 - Moderate Drought
42.2
The color with the hex code #ff6600 identifies:
D2 - Severe Drought
27.6
The color with the hex code #ff0000 identifies:
D3 - Extreme Drought
14.4
The color with the hex code #660000 identifies:
D4 - Exceptional Drought
4.4

Drought Outlook Category

% of U.S.
The color with the hex code #9b634a identifies:
Drought persists
32.1
The color with the hex code #ded2bc identifies:
Drought remains but improves
2.2
The color with the hex code #b2ad69 identifies:
Drought removal likely
5.3
The color with the hex code #ffde63 identifies:
Drought development likely
8.9
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