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What are drought classifications?

Every year since 1999, the US Drought Monitor has issued maps that include levels of dryness and drought severity.  These maps note different classes of drought severity by color, ranging from D0, abnormally dry, to D4, exceptionally dry.  These maps are used to help determine and assess the drought conditions within the Brazos River basin and when or if a drought contingency plan should be implemented. For more information on drought classification and severity, view the video below.&...
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