Special Report

This Is the State Hardest Hit by Drought

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New Mexico
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 378
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 366.3 — 2nd highest
> Worst week of drought: 436, Jan 19, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 52 weeks

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Nevada
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 411
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 343.4 — 4th highest
> Worst week of drought: 411, May 11, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 52 weeks

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California
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 413
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 249.1 — 7th highest
> Worst week of drought: 413, June 8, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 43 weeks

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Arizona
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 438
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 364.0 — 3rd highest
> Worst week of drought: 468, Dec 1, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 45 weeks

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Utah
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 452
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 395.4 — the highest
> Worst week of drought: 458, Jan 19, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 52 weeks

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