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Between October 2023 and February 2024, drought coverage across the Lower 48 States dipped from 40% to 19%.
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During meteorological autumn (September-November 2023), drought coverage across the Lower 48 states was nearly steady, ranging from 36%-40%.
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The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report showed parts of the United States continuing to experience moderate to exceptional drought.
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During Summer 2023, much of the western and central United States continued to experience a remarkable recovery from long-term drought.
The U.S. seasonal drought outlook graphic provided by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
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According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, national drought coverage declined from 63% to 38% between Oct. 25, 2022, and Feb. 28, 2023.
U.S. season drought outlook map
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Despite recent California headlines of flash flooding, debris flows and small dam failures, cool-season storminess has been instrumental in reducing Western drought coverage and intensity.
The U.S. will see drought from the Pacific Coast to the Great Plains in autumn 2022, with La Niña presaging southern drought persistence.
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The U.S. will see drought from the Pacific Coast to the Great Plains in autumn 2022, with La Niña presaging southern drought persistence.
The U.S. sees heavy rain in the North and East from La Nina and extreme drought covering more than one-half of the country into summer 2022.
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The U.S. sees heavy rain in the North and East from La Nina and extreme drought covering more than one-half of the country into summer...
La Niña has returned, leading to concerns that drought will persist or further intensify across the nation’s southwestern quadrant.
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Following a very wet December across much of the western United States, a drier pattern has taken hold in early 2022.
La Niña has returned, leading to concerns that drought will persist or further intensify across the nation’s southwestern quadrant.
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The prospect of ongoing Southwestern drought has implications for the region’s supply of surface water.