Drought Map of the United States: These 11 States Are Suffering From Historic Drought Levels
At least 11 states in the United States are experiencing historic levels of extreme drought, with many of them in the West.
New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming are among the 11 states experiencing exceptional drought, according to a map provided by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Drought conditions are extremely severe in several parts of Idaho and South Dakota.
In an update for the current week, the Drought Monitor website stated, “The drought situation in the western United States continued to worsen after another generally hot and dry week.” In Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana, moderate, severe, extreme (and, in a few cases, exceptional) drought coverage increased. Drought conditions have worsened in western Idaho. Wildfires, increased wildfire danger, water constraints, and agricultural destruction are all too common in the West.”
Drought conditions are listed on the map in order of severity, with “extreme drought” and “exceptional drought” being the two most severe. According to the graphic, 56 percent of Western states are experiencing “extreme drought,” while 26 percent are experiencing “exceptional drought.”
Approximately 93 percent of Utah, as well as 85 percent of California, 76 percent of Nevada, 86 percent of Arizona, and 63 percent of New Mexico, are in “extreme drought.” According to the map, each of these states is facing more severe drought conditions than the prior year.
According to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), 38.5 percent of the United States was in drought as of June 22, affecting 94.4 million people.
According to the NIDIS, experts have identified 13 “major drought periods” between 1900 and 2014, when at least 10% of the country is in drought. According to the most current drought condition update from NIDIS, at least 39.8% of the United States is experiencing “moderate drought,” 29% is experiencing “severe drought,” and 18.2% is experiencing “extreme drought.”
Drought conditions have been reported in a number of states across the United States, as well as high heat, which has resulted in several wildfires.
As the state faced record-breaking high temperatures, fire officials in California were battling multiple different wildfires last week. Los Angeles’ National Weather Service and. This is a condensed version of the information.