October 7, 2022

The US Drought Map will show the map of areas in the United States of America where droughts can be seen. When the land of any region dries up completely, due to the lack of rain, it is called Droughts. Dry seasons like summer have very low chances of rainfall, due to some natural changes in the weather or pollution.

US Drought Map

US Drought Map

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Sometimes it can cause little rainfall and because of the heat the water vapors evaporate and the underground water gets dry. This thing increases the chances of developing droughts and bush fires. Global warming is the main cause of Droughts.

US Drought Monitor Map

US Drought Monitor Map

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According to the studies, 1200 years in the past, The United States of America experienced four megadroughts which were very hazardous for the nation. These days it gradually arises again as the United States gets ahead with another megadrought. For checking what climate or weather could be in the past to study the tree rings,  the scientists used ancient trees. Scientists can conclude the average soil moisture in the region with time by using the tree ring to compare the droughts experienced by the people in the past years and the droughts the United States of America will experience now.

US Drought Monitor Map

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After the year 2000, the neighbour countries of the western regions in the United States and the Southwestern regions dried up because of the drought. While occurrence in the climate cycles because of the transformation in the way of an extratropical cyclone, like, ENSO also called El Niño-Southern Oscillation and  Pacific Decadal Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation, and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation are varies in those areas which have possibilities susceptibility to droughts.

Drought Map of USA

For tracking the areas to know where the U.S. country will face or is facing droughts, they use the U.S. Drought Monitor which provides a database of the nation.

US Drought Monitor Map

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The U.S. Drought Machine was developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The United States Department Of Agriculture, National Oceanic and the Atmospheric Administration were assisting the team working at the university. They measure the areas which have a chance to face the drought from “Abnormally Dry” to “Exceptional” with the tool called, Severity Scale. Hotter air is the main reason which dried the soil rather than Cool air. Hotter air has more tendency than Cool air for holding the moisture of the soil. That is why, the more the climate gets hotter, there would be the more severe of drought.

Drought Map of USA

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According to the study, in the history of the U.S., they experienced the five largest droughts named, The Dust Bowl in the 1930s, the Drought of 1988-1980s, The Drought of 2012-2014, The Dry Fifties in 1950, and the Northern Drought in 1960. 10,000 families are being forced to leave their residents and about 100 million acres of farmlands were demolished in the Dust Bowl, in 1930.

Drought Map of USA

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The drought people faced in 1988 destroyed the $60 million and it burned 800,000 acres of Yellowstone National Park. It was the worst drought ever, faced by the individuals who lived in the U.S.

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