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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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May 23, 2024

Timely Spring Rains Bring Much Needed Relief, but Areas of Drought Persist. 

May 16, 2024

Hot and Dry Summer Ahead for the Southern High Plains

May 8, 2024

Snow Drought Expands in Parts of the Western U.S. with Early and Rapid Snowmelt

April 25, 2024

Short-Term Drought Improvements in the Midwest, but Long-Term Deficits Remain—Leading to Increased Vulnerability to Drought

April 15, 2024

Halfway through the water year, California-Nevada precipitation is near-normal, with above-normal snowpack.



April 11, 2024

Beneficial rains were observed since February 1 across portions of the territories, causing drought conditions to relax in Puerto Rico and in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Although some dryness and drought conditions persist in other areas,  the northeastern Caribbean is moving into the start of its wet season, and drought conditions are expected to improve further.