An official website of the United States government
Here’s how you know
The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.
The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.
National Integrated Drought Information System
NDMC, NOAA, USDA
U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) data from the National Drought Mitigation Center were available in a GIS format.
NCEI Ranks, USDA Drought Designations, USDM
Monthly and year-to-date state-level ranks were ingested from NCEI's Climate at a Glance page. NCEI provides the rank data in XML, CSV, and JSON formats.
USDA drought designated data were ingested from USDA Disaster Designation Information page. USDA provides a list of counties which was used to count the number of counties designated in a state.