U.S. Drought Monitor News

Wildfire Report Shows 2 Million California Homes at Risk as Drought Continues

A report issued today shows California has more than 2 million homes at “high” or “extreme” wildfire risk, as the multi-year drought continues stoke fears among some experts of a potentially devastating wildfire season. Verisk Insurance Solutions released its 2015 …

1.8M Oklahomans Now Impacted by Drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor says more than 1.8 million Oklahomans are being affected by an ongoing, deepening drought. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board says that in the past month, the percentage of Oklahoma classified as being in exceptional drought has …

Plains States Remain in Severe Drought; Spring Crops in Jeopardy

The unrelenting drought gripping key farming states in the U.S. Plains shows no signs of abating, and it will take a deluge of snow or rain to restore critical moisture to farmland before spring planting of new crops, a climate …

2012 On Track To Be Wyoming’s Driest In 118 Years

A year ago, all parts of Wyoming were free of drought. Now, 2012 is on track to be the driest in Wyoming in 118 years after a dry spring and summer. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report found drought conditions …

Extreme Drought Spreads In Arkansas

The latest drought report says more than a third of Arkansas is in extreme drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor report, updated Thursday, says all of Arkansas is undergoing drought conditions. A handful of counties are experiencing moderate drought conditions, …