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132,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
7% 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 September 15, 2020.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in West Virginia
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in West Virginia lasted 41 weeks beginning on May 29, 2007 and ending on March 4, 2008. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of March 12, 2002 where D3 affected 42.55% of Minnesota land.
from 2000 - 2020
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