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230,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
8% 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 May 26, 2020.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Nevada
from 2000 - 2020
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Nevada lasted 269 weeks beginning on December 27, 2011 and ending on February 14, 2017. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of February 17, 2015 where D4 affected 18.38% of Nevada land.
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