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Summary of Drought for California

Abnormal dryness or drought are currently affecting approximately 36,584,000 people in California, which is about 63% of the state's population.

U.S. Drought Monitor - California

As of December 12, 2017

Author: Jessica Blunden,NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - California
U.S. Drought Monitor - California
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
12/12/2017
55.70%44.30%9.90%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
12/05/2017
65.38%34.62%9.90%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
9/12/2017
77.88%22.12%8.24%0.04%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
18.07%81.93%67.61%54.02%38.17%18.31%
Start of Water Year
10/03/2017
77.88%22.12%8.24%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
12/13/2016
12.16%87.84%73.04%60.27%42.80%21.04%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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