Special Report

This Is the State Hardest Hit by Drought

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Illinois
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 34
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 42.0 — 20th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 88, Sept 1, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks

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Texas
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 49
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 166.1 — 10th highest
> Worst week of drought: 266, Dec 29, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 29 weeks

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New York
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 52
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 74.1 — 25th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 124, July 7, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks

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Nebraska
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 55
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 164.0 — 11th highest
> Worst week of drought: 275, Dec 15, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 27 weeks

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Florida
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 62
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 16.6 — 12th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 62, June 8, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks