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Nevada Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of November 6-12, 2019

Analysis and discussions regarding this week’s U.S. Drought Monitor depiction in the lack of precipitation to start the water year in parts of California, Nevada, and Utah. Coordination with state monitoring groups led to the expansion of D0 across the southern two-thirds of California and central Nevada; expansion of moderate drought (D1) in southern California, southern Nevada, and Utah; and severe drought (D2) in southern Nevada, Utah, and northwest Arizona.  While reservoirs remain high, numerous indicators support dryness, including 60-day precipitation deficits, high evaporative demand, and vegetation health.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Nevada DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - Nevada DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Nevada DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
11/12/2019
34.72%65.28%21.54%2.01%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
11/05/2019
37.72%62.28%8.53%0.24%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
8/13/2019
100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
0.71%99.29%81.09%12.84%0.00%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/01/2019
88.81%11.19%4.19%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
11/13/2018
0.00%100.00%44.44%12.92%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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