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Drought Monitor for August 15, 2017

This summer has had ample rain to keep the soil moisture up, the waterbodies full or close and as the Drought Monitor indicates, no drought across Georgia for almost a month.

 

The following is copy from the latest release from the National Drought Mitigation Center:

Within the announcement, there are a few links that will provide additional information.  These include:

Crops in Drought

U.S. Drought Monitor statistics (Drought Map)

Narrative of Drought

 

   

 

For the contiguous 48 states, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 11.31 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 11.24 percent a week earlier.

Drought now affects 17,830,293 people, compared with 18,140,966 a week earlier.

 

For all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 9.58 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 9.63 percent a week earlier.

Drought now affects 18,435,995 people, compared with 18,587,593 a week earlier.

 

To find populations affected by drought for specific states or time periods please visit http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/MapsAndData/DataTables.aspx

Just select one of the Population types from the Statistic Type pulldown.

 

The attachments include the weekly map and narrative as well as the one-week change map.

 

For complete U.S. Drought Monitor statistics and additional products and information, please visit http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

 

“U.S. Crops in Drought” is updated each week:

http://www.usda.gov/oce/weather/Drought/AgInDrought.pdf