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North Carolina Drought Advisory

Released: November 20, 2014

The North Carolina Drought Advisory issued by the Drought Management Advisory Council has been updated to reflect drought conditions on November 18, 2014 indicated on the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor of North Carolina.  Until further notice, the NCDMAC strongly urges the implementation of drought response actions, for all water users located in or dependent on water resources from the areas of the state experiencing the following drought conditions:

  • (DO) Impending drought conditions (abnormally dry conditions).

County Drought Classification

If the US Drought Monitor of NC shows more than one drought designation in a county, the drought intensity classification for each county published by the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council is the highest drought designation that applies to at least twenty five percent (25%) of the land area of a county.

Drought Classification and Response Actions

D0 - Abnormally Dry

The NCDMAC requests all water users in the counties that are indicated on the US Drought Monitor Map as suffering from Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions to closely monitor their water supply source for diminished capacity and take precautions to prepare for impending drought conditions.

  • Review and be prepared to implement your Water Shortage Response Plans at the appropriate time.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in regional and local coordination for the management of water resources.
  • Stay informed on drought conditions and advisories (www.ncdrought.org).


Drought Monitor History

Counties Under Current Advisory

D0 - Abnormally Dry

Alamance County
Alexander County
Anson County
Beaufort County
Bertie County
Bladen County
Brunswick County
Cabarrus County
Camden County
Carteret County
Caswell County
Catawba County
Chatham County
Chowan County
Cleveland County
Columbus County
Craven County
Cumberland County
Currituck County
Davidson County
Davie County
Duplin County
Edgecombe County
Forsyth County
Gaston County
Gates County
Greene County
Guilford County
Harnett County
Hertford County
Hoke County
Iredell County
Jones County
Lee County
Lenoir County
Lincoln County
Martin County
Mecklenburg County
Montgomery County
Moore County
New Hanover County
Northampton County
Onslow County
Orange County
Pamlico County
Pasquotank County
Pender County
Perquimans County
Person County
Pitt County
Randolph County
Richmond County
Robeson County
Rockingham County
Rowan County
Rutherford County
Sampson County
Scotland County
Stanly County
Stokes County
Surry County
Tyrrell County
Union County
Washington County
Yadkin County

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