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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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February 15, 2024

Atmospheric Rivers Turn Around a Dry Start to the Water Year



February 7, 2024

Snow drought still covers much of the western U.S., with the worst conditions in the northern Rocky Mountains.

January 10, 2024

2024 Begins with Record Low Snow Conditions Across the West—But Help Is on the Way

December 6, 2023

Low Precipitation and Warm Temperatures Drive Western Snow Drought Risk

October 19, 2023

Water Year 2023 Recap: An Extreme Drought Buster 

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June 15, 2023

This Year’s Snow Season Wipes Away Drought in Much of the West with the Exception of the Pacific Northwest