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A Look at Drought Across the United States in 15 Maps

Today’s Drought Monitor shows that all of the lingering drought has been removed from the Southeast, although there are still a few small areas where residual abnormally dry conditions still exist. But large parts of the western US are in bad drought conditions. Where can you go to get more drought information? The National Integrated Drought Information Systems (NIDIS) folks have put together a list of 15 sites which show various aspects of drought in map form that might be useful for you. I use all of these as well as a number of others to help identify developing drought conditions as well as monitor drought that is already present. You can see their list as well as today’s map at https://www.drought.gov/drought/news/2020-drought-update-look-drought-across-united-states-15-maps.