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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 16, 2024

June Precipitation and the Start of the Monsoon Could Bring Drought Relief, but Odds Favor Drier Conditions through Fall Due to Likely Transition to La Niña.

June 12, 2024

Persistent Snow Drought in Parts of the West Expected to Intensify and Expand Summer Drought Conditions

May 8, 2024

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

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.