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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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December 15, 2022

Cold, Wet Start to Western Snow Season Except in Parts of the Southwest

December 15, 2022

December storms helped, but the drought is not busted yet.

Register here for the January 23 California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar.


December 13, 2022

Groundwater improvements will have to wait until spring for areas with frozen soils and snow cover.

December 9, 2022

Record-setting drought in Kansas and Oklahoma to persist through winter. 

November 18, 2022

Despite rainfall from post-tropical storm Nicole, groundwater and long-term precipitation deficits persist in New England and southern New York.

For more details, see the Northeast Drought Early Warning System Dashboard.

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.