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Drought Monitor for September 26, 2017

The Drought Monitor is available for 26 September 2017.

After Tropical Storm IRMA, the Georgia, south Carolina, Florida and Alabama are all considered to be under no Drought.

 

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

 

 

U.S. Drought Monitor for September 26, 2017:

 

For the contiguous 48 states, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 13.81 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 15.51 percent a week earlier.

Drought now affects 28,002,510 people, compared with 26,320,080 a week earlier.

 

For all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 11.65 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 13.07 percent a week earlier.

Drought now affects 28,373,444 people, compared with 26,683,014 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