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U.S. Drought Monitor now provides county-level drought statistics

The USDM expanded its website capabilities in late June with the addition of county-level statistics on drought to their maps. When you go to their current map at https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap.aspx and click down through region to state map and then click on your county, you will see a table of drought statistics for that county farther down the page. That will tell you what percent of the county is in different categories of drought and approximately how many people are affected by it. You can read more at https://drought.unl.edu/Publications/News.aspx?id=389.