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763,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
4% 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 October 16, 2018.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in New York
from 2000 - 2018
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in New York lasted 47 weeks beginning on July 24, 2001 and ending on June 11, 2002. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of September 27, 2016 where D4 affected 9.94% of New York land.
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