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Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of August 9 – 15

Normal (non-drought) conditions returned around the Denver metro area and in the northeastern corner of Colorado. Conditions also improved around eastern Nevada into western Utah as abnormally dry (D0) conditions returned to normal in most of region, save for part of southwestern White Pine and northeastern Nye Counties. Conditions also returned to normal in the Uinta Mountains at the Utah-Wyoming border.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS

As of August 15, 2017

Author: Jessica Blunden,NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
8/15/2017
79.54%20.46%4.24%0.07%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
8/08/2017
75.49%24.51%4.25%0.10%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
5/16/2017
75.51%24.49%8.77%0.06%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
49.44%50.56%18.89%1.51%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
8/16/2016
32.61%67.39%26.10%2.30%0.69%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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