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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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April 15, 2024

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



April 3, 2024

Snow drought persists in Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies as climatological peak mountain snowpack approaches.

March 7, 2024

Storms improved conditions in much of the West. However, snow drought lingers in the Northern Rockies and parts of the Northwest.

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