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533,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
10% 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 September 15, 2020.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Minnesota
from 2000 - 2020
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Minnesota lasted 146 weeks beginning on August 30, 2011 and ending on June 10, 2014. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of September 19, 2006 where D3 affected 42.23% of Minnesota land.
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