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Current U.S. Drought Monitor Conditions for Florida

The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is updated each Thursday to show the location and intensity of drought across the country. This map shows drought conditions across Florida using a five-category system, from Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions to Exceptional Drought (D4). The USDM is a joint effort of the National Drought Mitigation Center, USDA, and NOAA. Learn more.

The following state-specific drought impacts were compiled by the National Drought Mitigation Center. While these impacts are not exhaustive, they can help provide a clearer picture of drought in Florida. 

D0 - Abnormally Dry
  • Small brush fires increase
  • Increased landscape irrigation is needed; voluntary water conservation is requested
6.7
of FL
(D0–D4)
D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Burn bans are possible
  • Trees and bushes begin browning
  • Water supply decreases
0.0
of FL
(D1–D4)
D2 - Severe Drought
  • Pasture is drying; hay yields are low
  • Large increase of wildfire abundance; fire danger is elevated; burn bans are implemented
  • Air and water quality are poor; water salinity is high; river and lake levels are low
0.0
of FL
(D2–D4)
D3 - Extreme Drought
  • Fire danger is extreme; fire restrictions increase
  • Saltwater species replace freshwater species; sea intrusion
  • Nesting bird populations grow with increased nesting area; mosquitoes increase
0
of FL
(D3–D4)
D4 - Exceptional Drought
  • Ground water declines rapidly
  • Large municipalities use alternative water sources, borrow water
0
of FL
(D4)
D0 - Abnormally Dry
  • Small brush fires increase
  • Increased landscape irrigation is needed; voluntary water conservation is requested
6.7
of FL
(D0–D4)
D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Burn bans are possible
  • Trees and bushes begin browning
  • Water supply decreases
0.0
of FL
(D1–D4)
D2 - Severe Drought
  • Pasture is drying; hay yields are low
  • Large increase of wildfire abundance; fire danger is elevated; burn bans are implemented
  • Air and water quality are poor; water salinity is high; river and lake levels are low
0.0
of FL
(D2–D4)
D3 - Extreme Drought
  • Fire danger is extreme; fire restrictions increase
  • Saltwater species replace freshwater species; sea intrusion
  • Nesting bird populations grow with increased nesting area; mosquitoes increase
0
of FL
(D3–D4)
D4 - Exceptional Drought
  • Ground water declines rapidly
  • Large municipalities use alternative water sources, borrow water
0
of FL
(D4)
D0 - Abnormally Dry
  • Small brush fires increase
  • Increased landscape irrigation is needed; voluntary water conservation is requested
23.5
of FL
(D0–D4)
D1 - Moderate Drought
  • Burn bans are possible
  • Trees and bushes begin browning
  • Water supply decreases
0.0
of FL
(D1–D4)
D2 - Severe Drought
  • Pasture is drying; hay yields are low
  • Large increase of wildfire abundance; fire danger is elevated; burn bans are implemented
  • Air and water quality are poor; water salinity is high; river and lake levels are low
0.0
of FL
(D2–D4)
D3 - Extreme Drought
  • Fire danger is extreme; fire restrictions increase
  • Saltwater species replace freshwater species; sea intrusion
  • Nesting bird populations grow with increased nesting area; mosquitoes increase
0
of FL
(D3–D4)
D4 - Exceptional Drought
  • Ground water declines rapidly
  • Large municipalities use alternative water sources, borrow water
0
of FL
(D4)
0
people in Florida are affected by drought
0
counties with USDA disaster designations
62nd
wettest June was in 2022, over the past 128 years
63rd
wettest year to date was in 2022, over the past 128 years

Explore Drought Conditions by City and County

Summary

View up-to-date drought conditions down to the city and county level, including temperature, and precipitation conditions, key drought indicators, outlooks, historical conditions, and water supply, agriculture, and public health maps.

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Drought in Florida from 2000–Present

The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1–D4) in Florida lasted 124 weeks beginning on April 11, 2006, and ending on August 19, 2008. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of February 27, 2001, where D4 affected 39.14% of Florida land.

The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is a national map released every Thursday, showing parts of the U.S. that are in drought. The USDM relies on drought experts to synthesize the best available data and work with local observers to interpret the information. The USDM also incorporates ground truthing and information about how drought is affecting people, via a network of more than 450 observers across the country, including state climatologists, National Weather Service staff, Extension agents, and hydrologists. Learn more.

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