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Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of July 4 – 10

An active thunderstorm pattern helped to bring ample precipitation to North Dakota, northern South Dakota, central and eastern Nebraska, and portions of western Kansas.  The precipitation last week along with recent rains has allowed for improvements in the Dakotas.  Severe drought was eliminated from both North and South Dakota while abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions contracted as well.  All of the abnormally dry conditions were eliminated from northwest South Dakota and southwest North Dakota.  Eastern Kansas remained dry and severe drought expanded through northeast Kansas and was introduced into southeast Kansas while moderate drought expanded as well.  Southwest Kansas had a full category improvement to drought conditions this week as the recent wetness has helped improve drought in this part of the state.  In Nebraska, the recent rains in June and early July did not impact all of the state equally and portions of southern Nebraska are starting to show lingering impacts due to dryness going back to the autumn of 2017.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Missouri River Basin DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - Missouri River Basin DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Missouri River Basin DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
7/10/2018
79.04%20.96%11.95%4.75%1.36%0.00%
Last Week
7/03/2018
77.44%22.56%10.87%4.46%0.26%0.00%
Three Months Ago
4/10/2018
61.54%38.46%18.60%5.45%0.11%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
22.97%77.03%29.17%11.40%4.41%0.00%
One Year Ago
7/11/2017
43.93%56.07%35.22%24.24%12.61%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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