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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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October 19, 2023

Water Year 2023 Recap: An Extreme Drought Buster 

Register here for the November 27 California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar.


August 31, 2023

Drought to Persist or Worsen in Portions of the Missouri River Basin Due to Continued Hot and Dry Conditions

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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

May 11, 2023

2023 Winter Deluge Provides Relief Across Much of the West, But Long-Term Drought Questions Remain

May 11, 2023

Rapid Snowmelt in the Pacific Northwest Contrasts with a Slow Melt of the Record Snowpack in the Rest of the West

April 20, 2023

Extremely Wet and Cool Winter Alleviates Most of the Region’s Drought

Register here for the May 9 Western Drought Webinar.