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1,053,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
100% 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 15, 2019.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Rhode Island
from 2000 - 2019
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Rhode Island lasted 36 weeks beginning on May 19, 2015 and ending on January 19, 2016. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of August 30, 2016 where D3 affected 0.01% of Rhode Island land.
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