Love this tool, put out by the National Drought Mitigation Center.
Currently Oregon is listed as undergoing a Severe Drought — which is third, in a drought severity scale which goes to five.
- Abnormally Dry
- Moderate Drought
- Severe Drought
- Extreme Drought
- Exceptional Drought
I feel like they need to work on the wording of that last one, which sounds slightly laudatory. Hey, you’re exceptional! A few parts of Nevada and the midwest are exceptional.