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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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February 3, 2023

No Drought Conditions Are Observed in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

View this drought update in Spanish.


January 24, 2023

A Series of Atmospheric Rivers Have Hit Parts of the West. What Does This Mean for Drought?

January 24, 2023

Most Areas of the Northeast Have Recovered from the Drought.

January 20, 2023

Despite Winter Improvements, Drought Continues in Parts of the Midwest.

This Midwest Drought Status Update is released in coordination with the January 19, 2023 North Central U.S. Climate and Drought Outlook Webinar. View the webinar for more details.

January 20, 2023

Despite Improvement, Drought Remains Firmly Entrenched Across the Missouri River Basin States.

January 12, 2023

A Parade of Atmospheric Rivers Continues to Dump Snow on California and Parts of the West.