U.S. Drought Expands
Posted by feww on August 22, 2013
Abnormally Dry to Severe Drought levels expand; Extreme to Exceptional Drought levels retreat
Abnormally Dry to Severe Drought levels spread in the contiguous United States, while areas covered by Extreme to Exceptional Drought levels retreat.
US Drought Map as of August 20, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on Thursday August 22, 2013.
Agricultural Disaster Designations due to the Drought
At least 1,333 counties across 28 states have now been designated agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought so far this year. [The figure includes both the primary and contiguous drought disaster areas. ]
U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of August 21, 2013. At least 1,333 counties, or 42.41% of all U.S. counties*, were designated as agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought, a rise of 0.41% (16 counties) since last week. [The figure includes both primary and contiguous disaster designations.] Source: USDA. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.
*[U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.]
- U.S. Drought Map – August 13, 2013
- Drought Disaster Declared in 37 Counties Across 5 States August 15, 2013
- Agricultural Disaster Declared for Dozens of U.S. Counties August 8, 2013
- U-S Drought 2013: Fueled by Heat from Hell? January 31, 2013 [FIRE-EARTH Forecast]
- US: Drought Disaster 2013 [Index Page]
- Agricultural Disasters Index