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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:
U.S. Drought Monitor statistics (Drought Map)
U.S. Drought Monitor for January 2, 2018:
For the contiguous 48 states, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 27.70 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 26.37 percent a week earlier.
Drought now affects 61,895,597 people, compared with 57,457,534 a week earlier.
For all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 23.18 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 22.07 percent a week earlier.
Drought now affects 62,002,755 people, compared with 57,564,692 a week earlier.
To find populations affected by drought for specific states or time periods please visit https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Data/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 https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu
“U.S. Crops in Drought” is updated each week: