Where is drought this week?
U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook
Drought Impacts Report
NIDIS in Your Region
NIDIS coordinates Drought Early Warning Systems (DEWS) in many regions of the U.S. Through DEWS, stakeholders explore and demonstrate a range of early warning and drought risk reduction strategies. Click here for more information.
As of September 14-20, 2016, drought (D1-D4) is impacting:
of the US and 18.8% of the lower 48 states.
people in the U.S. and 99.4 in the lower 48 states.
During the past seven days, frequent frontal activity helped to ensure heavy rainfall (two inches or greater) over portions of the Midwest, the middle and lower Mississippi Valley, the southern Plains, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, and the Pacific Northwest. The southern Atlantic Coast region also received areas of heavy rainfall due to the slow passage and subsequent meandering of Tropical Storm Julia. Drought remains entrenched over the southern Appalachians vicinity, parts of the Northeast, the eastern Great Lakes region, the northern Plains, and much of the West.