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U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 1, 2013

January 1, 2013 U.S. Drought Monitor Map

According to the January 1, 2013 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought across the Nation decreased this week, covering 61.1% of the contiguous United States. Exceptional drought rose for the third week in a row from 6.7% to 6.8%.

The full U.S. Drought Monitor weekly update and a current summary of conditions are available at  

In addition to, you can find further information on the current drought at The National Drought Mitigation Center.

The most recent U.S. Drought Outlook is available from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s World Agriculture Outlook Board provides information about the drought’s influence on crops and livestock.