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California Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of April 11-17

Late-season precipitation continued to move ashore as far south as northern California, resulting in some minor reductions in the coverage of abnormal dryness (D0). While drought conditions remain the same in central to southern California.

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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
4/17/2018
34.10%65.90%37.10%13.77%2.50%0.00%
Last Week
4/10/2018
33.85%66.15%37.10%13.77%2.50%0.00%
Three Months Ago
1/16/2018
53.21%46.79%12.69%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
55.70%44.30%12.69%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
4/18/2017
76.54%23.46%8.24%1.06%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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