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Drought Information

  • Latest Text Drought Statement -- Final statement issued for early 2017 Drought.  No additional statements will be issued until D1 is indicated in Washington DC or in the Potomac river basin just upstream of Washington DC.

The graphics below will update more frequently than the text statement.

Current drought status for each state/district in our area: (Graphics update every Thursday)

Maryland Drought StatusVirginia Drought
West Virginia DroughtDC DroughtDrought Monitor Legend

Modeled Soil Moisture Percentiles, courtesy University of Washington: (click to enlarge)
Soil Moisture Percentiles

The latest estimates of rainfall and comparisons to normal can be found on our Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service website.


Rainfall, in inches, for the next seven days: (graphic updates twice daily)
WPC 7 day rainfall

Seasonal Drought Outlook:
Seasonal Drought Outlook

Streamflow Percentiles:  (graphics update daily)

Virginia StreamflowMaryland Streamflow Percentiles

Legend for USGS