Note: As of week 34 (Aug. 23, 2020), VegDRI is being created using provisional NDVI data from eVIIRS.

Map for September 13, 2020

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).

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