Monthly Status Reports

New Mexico has reached a threshold where we must inform and educate our residents on drought conditions and the impact posed to the environment, our economy, and our health.

Status provided by NM Drought Monitoring Working Group

Additional Resources and Links

NM Drought Status Maps
U.S. Drought Monitor

NM Groundwater and Streamflow Status Maps
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

NM Palmer Drought Severity Index & Crop Moisture
Weekly Palmer Drought and Crop Moisture Data for the Climate Divisions in the Southern Region

NM Crop Weather and Crop Conditions Report
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

NM Daily Climate Information
New Mexico Climate Center

Palmer Drought Severity Index Maps (Interactive)
NOAA Satellite and Information Service


Drought Working Group: Runoff Summary & Reservoir Levels
Dr. Dave DuBois, NM State Climatologist

Drought Working Group: Charge
Dr. Dave DuBois, NM State Climatologist

About the New Mexico Drought Monitoring Working Group

The Monitoring Work Group of the Drought Task Force includes water resource, agriculture, and climate professionals from all levels of government. The group is responsible for monitoring all available climatological data, soil moisture readings, reservoir storage levels, and other pertinent information necessary to analyze the current status of drought conditions in the State of New Mexico. The group also examines and reports on long-term forecasts to assist the DTF in their preparedness and response actions. As necessary, the MWG issues "notices" based on various stages of drought that trigger actions by the Drought Task Force.

Working Group Chair: Dave DuBois, Ph.D.
New Mexico State Climate Office/NMSU

Working Group Member List