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U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013 U.S. Drought Monitor Map

According to the March 26, 2013 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 51.6% of the contiguous United States, a slight decrease from last week’s 51.9%. The worst drought categories (extreme to exceptional drought) held steady at 16.9%.

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.