U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 23, 2012

U.S. Drought Monitor Map for October 23, 2012

According to the October 23, 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 61.8% of the contiguous United States. This is down from 62.4% last week. Exceptional drought remained the same at 5.8%.

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

In addition to Drought.gov, 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.