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ACF River Basin

Conditions for the week of April 19-25

A slow-moving storm with abundant subtropical moisture generated 2 to 8 inches of rain in the northern portions of Alabama and Georgia. As a result, 1- to 2-category reductions in drought were noted over the interior Southeast. Warmth (4-8°F above normal) and dryness led to additional expansion of D0, D1 and D2 from northern Florida into southern Alabama and Georgia. Rainfall over the past 90 days has totaled a meager 20 to 40 percent of normal in the most severe drought areas, enhancing the risk for wildfires and depleting soil moisture supplies for crops and pastures. As of April 23, topsoil moisture stood at 64 percent short to very short in Florida, according to USDA-NASS.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - ACF River Basin DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - ACF River Basin DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - ACF River Basin DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
4/18/2017
15.53%84.47%35.86%6.83%2.84%0.00%
Last Week
4/11/2017
18.49%81.51%11.39%3.66%2.84%0.00%
Three Months Ago
1/17/2017
23.26%76.74%36.12%27.79%9.25%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
18.02%81.98%61.08%31.08%9.25%0.00%
One Year Ago
4/19/2016
90.55%9.45%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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