Drought Conditions in South Carolina

Current Status:

Last Drought Response Meeting:

Normal
Incipient
Moderate
Severe
Extreme

Number of Counties in Each Category

Drought Status Report
Drought Status:
County Status

The Top Seven

South Carolina Drought Response Committee uses these seven indices and indicators to determine the current drought status.

The maps below are updated regularly to reflect current conditions. Data used for the following indices and indicators are released at different points during the week. To best capture current conditions, a week ranges from Saturday to Friday.

United States
Drought Monitor for
South Carolina
Thumbnail of U.S. Drought Monitor Map.
Crop Moisture
Index
Thumbnail of Crop Moisture Index map.
Palmer Drought
Thumbnail of Palmer Drought Severity Index map.
Streamflow Levels
Thumbnail of 14-day average streamflow map.
Lake/Reservoir
Levels
Thumbnail of lake levels map.
Groundwater
Levels
Thumbnail of groundwater status map.
Keetch-Byram
Drought Index
Thumbnail of Keetch-Byram Drought Index map of the United States.

Other Drought Indicators

There are numerous sources of information for assessing drought for different environmental factors and industries.

Drought Impact Reports
Precipitation
Water Resources
Forestry
Forecasts