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80,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
14% 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 April 16, 2019.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Wyoming
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Wyoming lasted 435 weeks beginning on February 13, 2001 and ending on June 9, 2009. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of August 6, 2002 where D4 affected 39.72% of Wyoming land.
from 2000 - 2019
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