North Carolina
Drought Management Advisory Council

Map Archives

May 17, 2022

Drought Classifications

D0 - Abnormally Dry
D1 - Moderate Drought
D2 - Severe Drought
D3 - Extreme Drought
D4 - Exceptional Drought

S - Short-Term impacts, typically less than 6 months (e.g. agriculture, grasslands)
L - Long-Term impacts, typically greater than 6 months (e.g. hydrology, ecology)

D2

  • Bladen
  • Duplin
  • Edgecombe
  • Greene
  • Lenoir
  • Martin
  • New Hanover
  • Pender
  • Pitt
  • Sampson
  • Wayne
  • Wilson

Total: 12

D1

  • Beaufort
  • Bertie
  • Brunswick
  • Carteret
  • Chowan
  • Columbus
  • Craven
  • Cumberland
  • Halifax
  • Jones
  • Onslow
  • Robeson
  • Washington

Total: 13

D0

  • Alexander
  • Alleghany
  • Ashe
  • Avery
  • Buncombe
  • Caldwell
  • Cherokee
  • Clay
  • Dare
  • Davidson
  • Davie
  • Franklin
  • Graham
  • Granville
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Hertford
  • Hyde
  • Iredell
  • Jackson
  • Johnston
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • McDowell
  • Mitchell
  • Nash
  • Northampton
  • Pamlico
  • Perquimans
  • Rowan
  • Swain
  • Transylvania
  • Tyrrell
  • Vance
  • Wake
  • Warren
  • Watauga
  • Wilkes
  • Yadkin
  • Yancey

Total: 40

Drought History (from the United States Drought Monitor)