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What are drought classifications?

Every year since 1999, the U.S. Drought Monitor has created maps that include levels of dryness and drought severity. These maps note different classes of drought severity by colors.The drought levels include: Yellow - D0, abnormally dry Impacts going into drought - short-term dryness slowing planting, growth of crops or pastures Impacts of coming out of drought - some lingering water deficits and pastures or crops not fully recovering   Light Orange – D1, moderate drought Im...
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