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Summary of Drought for California

Abnormal dryness or drought are currently affecting approximately 28,479,000 people in California, which is about 76% of the state's population.

U.S. Drought Monitor - California

U.S. Drought Monitor - California
U.S. Drought Monitor - California
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
5/15/2018
30.49%69.51%37.15%20.83%2.80%0.00%
Last Week
5/08/2018
34.19%65.81%37.10%13.99%2.80%0.00%
Three Months Ago
2/13/2018
18.29%81.71%45.71%19.98%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
55.70%44.30%12.69%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
5/16/2017
76.47%23.53%8.24%1.06%0.00%0.00%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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