Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI)

Due to issues with the S-NPP spacecraft that carries the VIIRS instrument used to develop VegDRI, new maps will not be produced for the next few weeks starting Aug. 7, 2022. Please continue to check back periodically for updates.

Map for July 31, 2022

Vegetation Condition

  • Extreme Drought
  • Severe Drought
  • Moderate Drought
  • Pre-drought stress
  • Near Normal
  • Unusually Moist
  • Very Moist
  • Extremely Moist
  • Out of Season
  • Water
  • Other Landcover

About VegDRI

The Vegetation Drought Response Index, or VegDRI, is a weekly depiction of vegetation stress across the contiguous United States.

Development of the VegDRI map and associated products is a joint effort by the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS), and the High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC).