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Current Drought Conditions
US Drought Monitor
ND Monitor (Updates each Thu.)
Drought Outlook
Veg. Drought Response Index
Abnormally Dry (D0) - Going into drought: short-term dryness slowing planting, growth of crops or pastures; fire risk above average. Moderate Drought (D1) - Some damage to crops, pastures; fire risk high; streams, reservoirs, or wells low, some water shortages developing or imminent, Severe Drought (D2) - Crop or pasture losses likely; fire risk very high; water shortages common; water restrictions imposed. Extreme Drought (D3) - Major crop/pasture losses; extreme fire danger; widespread water shortages or restrictions. Exceptional Drought (D4) - Exceptional and widespread crop/pasture losses; exceptional fire risk; shortages of water in reservoirs, streams, and wells, creating water emergencies.
What is the Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDri)? VegDri calculations integrate satellite-based observations of vegetation conditions, climate data, and other biophysical information such as land cover/land use type, soil characteristics, and ecological setting. VegDri maps are produced very two weeks and provides a measure of the response of vegetation to drought conditions.
Short Term Drought Blend
Short Term Components
Long Term Drought Blend
Long Term Components

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