U.S. Drought Spreads
Posted by feww on October 23, 2015
D0-D4 drought conditions extend by 10.4 percent across CONUS since last week
Areas across the Contiguous United States covered by “Abnormally Dry” (D0) to “Exceptional Drought” (D4) levels have extended by about 10.4 percent since last week, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
The latest statistics for total US are 53.02 percent of the area as of October 20, up from 48.69 percent previously.
“Significant rain began to overspread the south-central U.S. on October 21, a day after the drought-monitoring period ended, and will be reflected in next week’s U.S. Drought Monitor.” said the Drought Monitor.