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Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of April 12-18

Precipitation in the High Plains was quiet for the most part with the exception of eastern South Dakota and eastern Nebraska. Totals there amounted to about an inch or less, near to slightly above normal. Elsewhere was dry. In eastern Colorado, moderate drought (D1) was lifted along the Colorado and Kansas border as short and long term indicators appear to have mostly rebounded from the drought that began in that area last autumn. In eastern Kansas, abnormal dryness (D0) was trimmed back following above-normal precipitation at 60 days. 

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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
4/18/2017
73.84%26.16%3.52%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
4/11/2017
73.42%26.58%3.64%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
1/17/2017
60.90%39.10%15.92%1.10%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
55.38%44.62%16.00%1.41%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
4/19/2016
70.32%29.68%6.02%0.56%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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