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2,456,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
37% 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 Washington
from 2000 - 2018
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Washington lasted 116 weeks beginning on January 7, 2014 and ending on March 22, 2016. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of August 25, 2015 where D3 affected 84.64% of Washington land.
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