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About Drought Status Updates: NIDIS and partners issue drought status updates to communicate a potential area of concern for drought expansion and/or development, based on recent conditions and the upcoming forecast.
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November 18, 2022

Despite rainfall from post-tropical storm Nicole, groundwater and long-term precipitation deficits persist in New England and southern New York.

For more details, see the Northeast Drought Early Warning System Dashboard.

November 17, 2022

Little Change in Drought Conditions Early in the Water Year

Register here for the November 28 California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar.


November 4, 2022

October was cool and wet for the Intermountain West. Wyoming and Colorado’s eastern plains missed out on most of that rain.

November 3, 2022

Drought Conditions Have Retreated Across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

October 28, 2022

October Rainfall Came Eventually, But the Drought Continues

October 25, 2022

Drought Has Recently Expanded and Intensified and Is Expected to Persist.

This drought status update is based on information provided during the October 20, 2022 North Central U.S. Climate and Drought Outlook Webinar. View the webinar for more details.