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Date: 6/10/2019

Title: Drought Update

As we head into the summer season, drought conditions are nearly nonexistent across the lower 48 states as the wet winter and spring seasons have had a big impact. There are only a few small areas of dryness across the nation as we head into the warmer and drier season.

The image below shows current drought conditions as of June 4th.  While there are some dry areas in the Pacific Northwest and in the southeast (GA, FL, SC, NC), the rest of the nation as adequate or above average soil moisture conditions.  There are no areas in severe or extreme drought. Above normal soil conditions persist over most of the nation as you can see in the graphic below. The deep soil moisture and wet spring conditions have also led to many western states having good reservoir levels with snowpack still left to melt out. Reservoir conditions are likely to continue to improve in the coming weeks. Only New Mexico and Arizona are likely to be below normal with reservoir storage by the end of June.