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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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March 16, 2023

While the Snow Piles Up Across California and the Great Basin, Snow Drought Concerns Have Popped Up in Parts of the Northwest and Southern Colorado

February 24, 2023

Abnormally dry (D0) conditions drop to less than 2% coverage in the region. The lack of snow is still a concern.

February 17, 2023

Recent Series of Atmospheric Rivers Alleviate—But Don’t Eliminate—Drought

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February 16, 2023

The Deep Snowpack in California, the Great Basin, and Colorado River Basin Continues to Grow

February 3, 2023

No Drought Conditions Are Observed in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

View this drought update in Spanish.


January 24, 2023

A Series of Atmospheric Rivers Have Hit Parts of the West. What Does This Mean for Drought?