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California Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of October 11-17

The Drought Monitor map is unchanged over the past week. 

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U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS

As of October 17, 2017

Author: Jessica Blunden,NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
10/17/2017
77.88%22.12%8.24%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
10/10/2017
77.88%22.12%8.24%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
7/18/2017
75.69%24.31%8.24%1.06%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
18.07%81.93%67.61%54.02%38.17%18.31%
Start of Water Year
10/03/2017
77.88%22.12%8.24%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
10/18/2016
7.77%92.23%81.12%61.80%42.80%21.04%

Drought Intensities

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