Drought Trends for March 28, 2019

South Texas saw an increase in dryness and drought over the last week, meanwhile the overall drought trend for the U.S. has improved.

Most of the Central and the Northern Plains continue to be drought free, with extreme flooding being the largest concern.

For those interested in U.S. Drought Monitor stats, this week is lowest percentage of Severe Drought (D2) for the Contiguous U.S. since the Drought Monitor started in 2000.

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Cattle in Drought
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Hay in Drought

Data courtesy of the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The percentage of corn, cattle, and hay that are considered in drought continues to be extremely.  The percentages remained unchanged from last week with 2% of cattle, 2% of hay, and 0% of corn in drought.

Interactive chart showing cattle, hay, and corn areas in drought since 2011. The data are ranked from highest to lowest in drought. Mouse over the chart to see individual years.

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