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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
3/21/2017
64.39%35.61%10.94%8.58%3.16%0.00%
Last Week
3/14/2017
85.46%14.54%10.94%8.58%3.16%0.00%
Three Months Ago
12/20/2016
6.29%93.71%86.43%61.47%50.52%20.69%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
18.02%81.98%61.08%31.08%9.25%0.00%
One Year Ago
3/22/2016
92.82%7.18%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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Conditions for the week of March 15-21

Locally heavy rain facilitated drought reduction across the interior Southeast, while persistent dryness led to drought expansion and intensification over southern portions.  Rain totaled 1 to 3 inches (locally more) in northern Alabama. Assessment from the field led to a reduction of the Extreme Drought (D3) in north-central Alabama.  D1 was added to northern Florida where 90-day rainfall stood at a meager 25 to 50 percent of normal. While a wet signal lingers out to 90 days across the southern half of Georgia and Alabama, pronounced dryness over the last 60 days (40-70 percent of normal) coupled with declining streamflows led to widespread expansion of D0. 

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