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Drought conditions at Fontana Lake, North Carolina


Current streamflow conditions in North Carolina.

Current streamflow conditions map.
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Drought and low-flow map.




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North Carolina Drought Watch

This map below (from the USGS Drought Watch Web site) shows the 7-day average streamflow conditions in major hydrologic units of North Carolina. The colors represent 7-day average streamflow percentiles for the day of the year. Thus, the map shows conditions adjusted for this time of the year. About 100 USGS sites having at least 30 years of record are used. The data used to produce this map are provisional and have not been reviewed or edited. They may be subject to significant change.

More detailed information on drought in North Carolina is available for:
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Map of below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year.

Map legend for below normal 7-day average streamflow condition map

Colors represent percentiles of general 7-day average streamflow conditions for the day of the year

North Carolina Drought Watch Maps

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