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US Drought in 2019: Year in review in ten maps

The folks from NIDIS (National Integrated Drought Information Systems) have provided a nice summary of the 2019 year in review in ten maps related to drought across the US. We had our share in the Southeast, but it was dwarfed by the exceptional drought in the Four Corners region of the Desert Southwest. Note that even deserts can have droughts! You can view the maps and read more at

Map displays the maximum weekly U.S. Drought Monitor category reached during 2019‚Äč