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4,769,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
19% 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 20, 2020.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Texas
from 2000 - 2020
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Texas lasted 271 weeks beginning on May 4, 2010 and ending on July 7, 2015. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of October 4, 2011 where D4 affected 87.99% of Texas land.
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