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California Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of April 10-16, 2019

Little or no precipitation fell across the Southwest, but with late winter and spring surplus precipitation, generally below-normal temperatures this year, and mostly WYTD precipitation surpluses, no changes were seen in California drought conditions.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
4/16/2019
94.03%5.97%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
4/09/2019
94.03%5.97%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
1/15/2019
7.77%92.23%75.17%5.54%0.71%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
7.77%92.23%75.17%14.12%2.10%0.00%
One Year Ago
4/17/2018
34.10%65.90%37.10%13.77%2.50%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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