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ABRFC GraphiCast

 

DISCUSSION

The latest Drought Monitor shows drought conditions getting worse over the past 30 days, especially in Arkansas and southeast Oklahoma. Severe drought is being experienced in these areas. Drought across the central portion of the basin has either expanded or gotten worse, as well. Over the past 30 days, much of the ABRFC has received less than 25% of normal precipitation (the average percent of normal for the entire basin is 12%.) Only southeast Colorado has been spared the lack of precipitation, with a few areas getting up to %175 of normal.