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Summary of Drought for California

Abnormal dryness or drought are currently affecting approximately 34,572,000 people in California, which is about 93% of the state's population.

U.S. Drought Monitor - California

As of September 11, 2018

Author: David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC

U.S. Drought Monitor - California
U.S. Drought Monitor - California
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
9/11/2018
12.18%87.82%47.97%22.82%4.94%0.00%
Last Week
9/04/2018
13.78%86.22%47.58%22.89%2.77%0.00%
Three Months Ago
6/12/2018
30.39%69.61%37.07%20.75%2.77%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
55.70%44.30%12.69%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
9/12/2017
77.88%22.12%8.24%0.04%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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