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June precipitation and the start of the monsoon could bring drought relief, but odds favor drier conditions through fall due to a likely transition to La Niña. Read more in this special edition drought status update.


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

U.S. Drought Monitor Category
% of U.S.
25.9
11.7
4.3
1.3
0.0
17.4
Drought Outlook Category
% of U.S.
12.9
0.0
0.8
26.0

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Before summer took hold, Washington issued a nearly-statewide drought declaration, allowing funding to become available for drought relief.A drought declaration earlier this spring opened up funding to eligible public entities in Washington to respond to more intense drought conditions before they arrived this summer. Despite the Pacific Northwest’s rainy reputation, much of Washington falls
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The American Meteorological Society is hosting its 105th annual meeting on January 12–16, 2025, in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year, the meeting will focus on the theme, "Towards a Thriving Planet: Charting the Course Across Scales."The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and partners are excited to co-organize two sessions during this conference:Advances in Communicating
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This article was originally published by Louisiana State University.In the summer and fall of 2023, South Louisiana faced two simultaneous crises. First, a historic drought trapped residents in crippling heat and caused up to $290 million in agricultural losses.Second, water levels of the Mississippi dropped so low saltwater began to travel up the river, threatening the water supply in New