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Drought Information & Spring Flood Potential


Find the Latest Text Drought Statement here.  Last updated October 31, 2019. This is the final issuance for the Fall 2019 drought event. The next drought statement will be issued when Moderate Drought is re-introduced into our area.
Latest Winter/Spring Flood Potential Outlook:  Not currently issued (out of season).  Next issuance in January 2020.
The latest estimates of rainfall and comparisons to normal can be found on our Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service website.

Latest Graphical Information:
Click or touch each tab for updated data.

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

Soil Moisture Percentiles

Streamflow Percentiles:  (graphics update daily, and show only sites that are below normal)

Virginia StreamflowMaryland Streamflow Percentiles

Legend for USGS


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

Seasonal Drought Outlook:
Seasonal Drought Outlook

Current drought status for our area: (Graphics update every Thursday)

weekly LWX Drought Monitor

Graphics by State:

Maryland Drought StatusVirginia Drought

West Virginia DroughtDC Drought