Figure : maximum_extent_2000_2016_96

Maximum Extent of Drought

Figure 20.17

U.S. Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Nora Álvarez-Berríos, Eva Holupchinski

This figure appears in chapter 20 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

These maps show the maximum extent of each registered drought between 2000 and 2016 by the U.S. Drought Monitor. While six drought events were registered, the most severe of these occurred between 2014 and 2016, with extreme conditions covering the eastern half of the main island of Puerto Rico. The five events prior to 2014 were registered as moderate drought and were short-lived in comparison. Source: USDA Forest Service.

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