DroughtWatch: A story told in four maps

In a departure from our usual weekly report from the United States Drought Monitor.

Click on any of the images to enlarge.

We begin with a look at current conditions in California, which are unchanged from last week:

Next up, how things looked four years ago this week:

We turn to a broader view, conditions in the 48 contiguous states this week:

And the same view, as it appeared four years ago:


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