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402,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
30% 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 August 13, 2019.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Maine
from 2000 - 2019
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Maine lasted 110 weeks beginning on June 19, 2001 and ending on July 22, 2003. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of January 08, 2002 where D3 affected 61.67% of Maine land.
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