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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 22, 2021

Rain in the Southwest: drought improves slightly but continues


July 16, 2021


Coastal parts of northern New England saw relief from Elsa—but not interior locations or Cape Cod

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

July 13, 2021

Next month’s Southeast Monthly Climate Webinar is on Tuesday, August 10 at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a special presentation on "Heat Risk Tools for the Southeast." Register here for upcoming monthly webinars.

July 8, 2021

Heat Compounds Drought Impacts as Wildfire Season Starts.

July 1, 2021

Beneficial rains have been observed across the northern U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Additional improvements in drought conditions are expected through September.

View this update in Spanish.

July 2, 2021

Drought Persists Across Portions of the Midwest and Missouri River Basin.