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246,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
36% 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 October 20, 2020.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Alaska
from 2000 - 2020
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Alaska lasted 79 weeks beginning on July 17, 2018 and ending on January 14, 2020. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of August 27, 2019 where D3 affected 1.5% of Alaska land.
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