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561,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
12% more in abnormally dry areas.
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 June 30, 2020.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Alabama
from 2000 - 2020
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Alabama lasted 137 weeks beginning on July 27, 2010 and ending on March 5, 2013. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of August 29, 2000 where D4 affected 77.9% of Alabama land.
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