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170,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
6% 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 November 13, 2018.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Arkansas
from 2000 - 2018
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Arkansas lasted 101 weeks beginning on April 20, 2010 and ending on March 20, 2012. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of August 14, 2012 where D4 affected 53.6% of Arkansas land.
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