Special Report

This Is the State Hardest Hit by Drought

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Rhode Island
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 0
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 125.4 — 16th highest
> Worst week of drought: 399, Oct 6, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 17 weeks

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Alabama
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 0
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 12.9 — 8th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 50, March 16, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks

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Arkansas
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 0
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 13.1 — 9th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 90, Dec 29, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks

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Louisiana
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 0
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 16.3 — 11th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 70, Feb 9, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks

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Mississippi
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 0
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 17.6 — 15th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 59, Feb 9, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks