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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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November 17, 2022

Little Change in Drought Conditions Early in the Water Year

Register here for the November 28 California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar.

 

October 18, 2022

Water Year 2022 Closes Third Year of Drought as Fourth Year Looms.

Register here for the November 28 California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar.

 

August 19, 2022

Southern California-Nevada Benefits from the Monsoon, but Severe Drought (D2) or Worse Continues.

Register here for the September 26 California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar.

 

June 30, 2022

The Southwest Monsoon has started off strong, and forecasters are predicting the potential for a wet monsoon season this summer. Specifically, the latest 3-month outlook shows an increased chance of July–September precipitation being above normal for parts of the Southwest, with the highest odds over southern Arizona.

What does this mean for short-term and long-term conditions in the region?

June 23, 2022

Drought heats up into summer as impacts are widely felt.

Register here for the July 21 Western U.S. Drought & Heat Webinar.

 

June 9, 2022

Snow season ends with above-normal snowpack for much of the Northwest and Northern Rockies while the drought crisis worsens in California and the Southwest.