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Drought in
Utah
Residents in drought: 2,764,000

1,000 more in abnormally dry areas.

This is: 100%

of the state’s population,
0% 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
0.0% 100.0%
D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Some damage to crops, pastures
  • Some water shortages developing
  • Voluntary water-use restrictions requested
23.9% 100.0%
D2 - Severe Drought
  • Crop or pasture loss likely
  • Water shortages common
  • Water restrictions imposed
58.3% 76.1%
D3 - Extreme Drought
  • Major crop/pasture losses
  • Widespread water shortages or restrictions
14.8% 17.8%
D4 - Exceptional Drought
  • Exceptional and widespread crop/pasture losses
  • Shortages of water creating water emergencies
3.0% 3.0%
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Drought in Utah
from 2000 - 2018

The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Utah lasted 288 weeks beginning on April 3, 2001 and ending on October 3, 2006. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of July 23, 2002 where D4 affected 33.44% of Utah land.

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