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Drought in
Residents in drought: 512,000

32,000 more in abnormally dry areas.

This is: 91%

of the state’s population,
5% more in abnormally dry areas.

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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 December 01, 2020.

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D0 - Abnormally Dry
  • Short-term dryness slowing planting, growth of crops
  • Some lingering water deficits
  • Pastures or crops not fully recovered
8.4% 95.8%
D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Some damage to crops, pastures
  • Some water shortages developing
  • Voluntary water-use restrictions requested
31.6% 87.4%
D2 - Severe Drought
  • Crop or pasture loss likely
  • Water shortages common
  • Water restrictions imposed
30.0% 55.8%
D3 - Extreme Drought
  • Major crop/pasture losses
  • Widespread water shortages or restrictions
25.4% 25.8%
D4 - Exceptional Drought
  • Exceptional and widespread crop/pasture losses
  • Shortages of water creating water emergencies
0.4% 0.4%
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Drought in Wyoming
from 2000 - 2020

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. Download graphic as: