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Drought - Current Risk, US (v1.0)


This is a weekly dataset for the US capturing the current risk from drought using drought intensity classification data.

drought, agriculture, current, usa, weekly
Temporal Extent:
500 m
Product Version:

Technical Description

The Current Drought Risk product captures the current risk of drought across the US using well-established drought monitoring metrics. These drought products seek to identify areas across the region where current drought conditions may cause losses to agriculture; affect domestic water supply, energy production, public health and wildlife; or contributes to wildfire conditions.

This dataset contains the following fields:

  • drought_class: The drought classification for each pixel location. The values are integers from 0-4 representing the drought classes of abnormally dry (0), moderate (1), severe (2), extreme (3), and exceptional (4). No data indicates the absence of drought.