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1,178,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
58% 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 New Mexico
from 2000 - 2020
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in New Mexico lasted 329 weeks beginning on May 1, 2001 and ending on August 14, 2007. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of June 21, 2011 where D4 affected 49.09% of New Mexico land.
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