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Summary of Drought for California

Abnormal dryness or drought are currently affecting approximately 30,864,000 people in California, which is about 55% 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
11/14/2017
73.98%26.02%8.24%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
11/07/2017
77.90%22.10%8.24%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
8/15/2017
77.86%22.14%8.24%0.04%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
18.07%81.93%67.61%54.02%38.17%18.31%
Start of Water Year
10/03/2017
77.88%22.12%8.24%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
11/15/2016
12.03%87.97%73.04%60.27%42.80%21.04%

Drought Intensities

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