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California Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of October 9-15, 2019

Another week of no precipitation compounded dryness which has been developing over the last 6 months across Nevada and California, where abnormal dryness (D0) expanded. 

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U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS

As of October 15, 2019

Author: Richard Heim, NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
10/15/2019
85.40%14.60%2.06%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
10/08/2019
95.29%4.71%2.06%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
7/16/2019
95.68%4.32%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
7.77%92.23%75.17%14.12%2.10%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/01/2019
95.29%4.71%2.06%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
10/16/2018
15.16%84.84%47.94%22.77%2.87%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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