Special Report

This Is the State Hardest Hit by Drought

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Maryland
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 12
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 8.1 — 4th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 58, May 25, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks

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Georgia
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 14
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 15.4 — 10th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 58, Aug 4, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks

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Alaska
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 14
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 16.8 — 13th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 36, Sept 1, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks

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Tennessee
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 16
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 19.2 — 16th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 66, Jan 19, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks

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Kentucky
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 18
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 5.8 — 3rd lowest
> Worst week of drought: 30, Jan 19, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks