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4,458,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
70% 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 February 12, 2019.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Arizona
from 2000 - 2019
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, Arizona is currently experiencing the longest duration of drought (D1-D4), which as of February 12th, 2019 has lasted 496 weeks beginning on August 18, 2009. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of July 9, 2002 where D4 affected 36.15% of Arizona land.
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