ESRI Drought Tracker

Using US Drought Monitor data and its classification system, this interactive tool tracks drought in the continental US by county, from 2000 to the present.

Go To:

National Drought Mitigation Center

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educator might want to walk students through an example location and look at the graphs, their axes, and what the trend lines indicate.

Students can compare and contrast regions in the US for drought events over time.
Data is updated every week, which allows students to make predictions using current weather conditions.