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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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July 16, 2024

June Precipitation and the Start of the Monsoon Could Bring Drought Relief, but Odds Favor Drier Conditions through Fall Due to Likely Transition to La Niña.

July 15, 2024

Drought Returned to the Southeast in a Flash, but Some Relief Is in Sight

July 10, 2024

Drought Expected to Develop, Persist Across Many Pacific Northwest Tribal Lands This Summer

We’d love to hear from you! You are invited to join NIDIS and partners for a webinar on July 25, 2024 at 10 a.m. PT, which will include an update on conditions and an open discussion on your needs as they relate to drought management support. 

June 12, 2024

Persistent Snow Drought in Parts of the West Expected to Intensify and Expand Summer Drought Conditions

June 7, 2024

Above-normal to much above normal rainfall was observed across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the past two months, putting an end to remaining drought across the Caribbean U.S. territories. In fact, through May 31, parts of the USVI and Puerto Rico are having their wettest year on record.

June 6, 2024

Despite recent precipitation, drought expected to intensify this summer