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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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September 21, 2023

Drought Deteriorations Due to Late Summer Hot and Dry Conditions in Southern Portions of Intermountain West Region 


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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July 26, 2023

Drought Worsens in Upper Midwest but Improves in Portions of the Plains and Ohio Valley

Hot and Dry Week Ahead Could Worsen Drought

Mississippi River Conditions, Impacts, and Outlook

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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 19, 2023

Drought Persists in Portions of North Central U.S., with Flash Drought in Missouri

May 11, 2023

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