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77,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
1% 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 January 14, 2020.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Maryland
from 2000 - 2020
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Maryland lasted 58 weeks beginning on October 09, 2001 and ending on November 12, 2002. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of August 20, 2002 where D4 affected 39.88% of Maryland land.
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