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ACF Drought & Water Dashboard

Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought & Water Dashboard

Explore timely and reliable information on past, present, and future drought conditions to increase drought early warning capacity and support decision making across the ACF Basin.

4.35%

of USGS streamgages in the ACF Basin have below-normal 28-day average streamflow (updates Thursdays)

14

counties in the ACF Basin are designated in drought by the USDA

Change of
0
since last week
Change of
0
since last month
7th

wettest May on record, over the past 130 years

Increase of
2.58
inches from normal
19th

wettest year to date over the past 130 years (January-May 2024)

Increase of
1.11
inches from normal

Drought & Dryness Categories
% of ACF Basin
3.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
0
0.0
Percent of Normal Precipitation (%)
100%

Streamflow and Reservoir Conditions

USACE Lake Action Zones
Streamflow Conditions
U.S. Drought Monitor
Streamflow Conditions
ACF Reservoirs

Future Conditions

U.S. Drought Outlooks

Drought Is Predicted To...
Drought Is Predicted To...

Quantitative Precipitation Forecast

Predicted Inches of Precipitation
1.75
Predicted Inches of Precipitation
1.75

Historical Drought Conditions and Impacts: ACF River Basin

U.S. Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor (2000–present) depicts the location and intensity of drought across the country. Every Thursday, authors from NOAA, USDA, and the National Drought Mitigation Center produce a new map based on their assessments of the best available data and input from local observers. The map uses five categories: Abnormally Dry (D0), showing areas that may be going into or are coming out of drought, and four levels of drought (D1–D4). Learn more.

Story Map: Drought in the ACF River Basin

The waters of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers provide valuable resources to the States of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia and people who live in these river basins.

During droughts, the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint (ACF) River Basin experiences complex water management challenges due to competing water needs between states and various sectors. Water supplies and instream flows become stressed during periods of drought, further intensifying the conflict over water. Targeted improvements for accessing and using drought information in the ACF can increase the broader understanding of how drought affects the basin, while also providing essential early warning and support for decision makers before, during, and after a drought.

The Drought in the ACF River Basin story map explores the historical context and impacts of drought on the basin, focusing on five key areas:

  • Historical Drought
  • Major Rivers in the ACF
  • Water Management in the ACF Basin
  • Impacts of Drought in the ACF
  • Looking Ahead

View the Story Map

Map that highlights the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin