Nebraska is no stranger to drought conditions. Droughts are naturally occurring events that result from less than normal precipitation. While droughts are normal, they can affect people, communities, and the environment, especially when water use exceeds supply.

Current Nebraska Drought Monitor Map

Nebraska Drought Monitor


  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
  • No Data



Learn More About Current Drought Conditions

Use the categories below to find resources related to drought.

State and National Drought Resources

US Drought Monitor

US Drought Monitor. State, regional, and US maps are updated weekly to depict areas of drought; historical, comparative data is included. High Plains Region and Nebraska maps.

National Drought Mitigation Center

National Drought Mitigation Center, housed at UNL, helps people understand and prepare for drought.