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Drought in
Idaho
Residents in drought: 402,000

840,000 more in abnormally dry areas.

This is: 26%

of the state’s population,
53% more in abnormally dry areas.

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The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is a map that shows the location and intensity of drought across the country. The data is updated each Tuesday and released on Thursday. This map shows the drought conditions on November 13, 2018.

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D0 - Abnormally Dry
  • Short-term dryness slowing planting, growth of crops
  • Some lingering water deficits
  • Pastures or crops not fully recovered
34.6% 60.4%
D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Some damage to crops, pastures
  • Some water shortages developing
  • Voluntary water-use restrictions requested
15.4% 25.8%
D2 - Severe Drought
  • Crop or pasture loss likely
  • Water shortages common
  • Water restrictions imposed
10.4% 10.4%
D3 - Extreme Drought
  • Major crop/pasture losses
  • Widespread water shortages or restrictions
0.0% 0.0%
D4 - Exceptional Drought
  • Exceptional and widespread crop/pasture losses
  • Shortages of water creating water emergencies
0.0% 0.0%
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Drought in Idaho
from 2000 - 2018

The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Idaho lasted 258 weeks beginning on January 30, 2001 and ending on January 3, 2006. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of December 23, 2003 where D4 affected 40.78% of Idaho land.

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