Drought Monitor displays the long-term drought conditions. The long-term drought is defined by a rainfall deficit for a significant period of time over an area.
Keetch-Byram drought index (KBDI) is a continuous reference scale for estimating the dryness of the soil and duff layers.The range of the index is determined by assuming that there is 8 inches of moisture in a saturated soil that is readily available to the vegetation. Updated once every day at 1:15 p.m. Eastern/12:15 p.m. Central (Standard) or 2:15 p.m. Eastern/1:00 p.m. Central (Daylight Saving)
Seasonal Drought Outlook map shows the forecasted drought conditions.
Florida is divided into five water management districts, which are dedicated to the preservation and management of Florida's precious water resources.