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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 Monitor classification for streamflow gaging stations

U.S. Drought Monitor classification applied to median of “daily” percentiles for 7-day average flow during the previous 7, 14, 30, 60, and 90 days at selected USGS streamflow gaging stations.

7 days | 14 days | 30 days | 60 days | 90 days

Map of Drought Monitor classification for streamflow gaging stations

  Unregulated Regulated
No - No Drought (>30 percentile)
D0 - Abnormally Dry (21 to 30 percentile)
D1 - Moderate Drought (11 to 20 percentile)
D2 - Severe Drought (6 to 10 percentile)
D3 - Extreme Drought (3 to 5 percentile)
D4 - Exceptional Drought (0 to 2 percentile)
n/d - Not determined

Map is assembled as follows:

  1. At each site, compute the “daily running” 7-day average flows and corresponding percentile based on historical 7-day flows for the given calendar date. See USGS WaterWatch pages for this particular statistic for each calendar day.
  2. Then for previous “x” days (where x = 7, 14, 30, 60, or 90), rank the computed daily percentiles and determine the median percentile for the indicated previous period.
  3. Relate the median percentile (corresponding percentile range shown in map explanation) to the U.S. Drought Monitor classification scheme for streamflow.

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