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Oklahoma Drought Management Plan

Drought Monitoring

This page contains links to a number of valuable resources from state and federal organizations and agencies for monitoring drought conditions in Oklahoma and the nation.

As co-authors of the Oklahoma Drought Management Plan, the OWRB has served as chair of the Water Availability and Outlook Committee of the state's Drought Management Team since 1996 and publishes the the state's official drought monitoring publication, the Oklahoma Water Resources Bulletin, to provide current information on reservoir storage, streamflow conditions, weather conditions, and related factors.

Contact the OWRB to request technical assistance or report a drought-related issue.


U.S. Drought Monitor - Oklahoma (Mesonet)
Current Drought Monitor for Oklahoma

Keetch-Byram Drought Index (Mesonet)
Keetch-Byram Drought Index

Reservoir Levels and Storage (OWRB/USACE/USGS)
Lake Level and Streamflow Viewer

Percentage of Normal Rainfall - Last 365 Days (Mesonet)
Percentage of Normal Rainfall, Last 365 Days

Annual Precipitation History (OCS)

Additional Drought Resources

Community Drought Impact Contacts (ODEQ)

Current County Burn Bans (ODAFF)

Current Drought & Wildfire Conditions (OCS)

Drought Impact Reporter (NDMC)

Emergency Drought Commission & Relief Fund (ODAFF)

Emergency Grant Financial Assistance (OWRB)

Lake Conditions: Blue-Green Algae Reports (OTRD)

National Drought Overview & Information (NOAA)

Oklahoma Agriculture Essentials (OCS)

Oklahoma Mesonet

Oklahoma Water Rationing Report (ODEQ)

Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) Data (CPC)

Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP)

U.S. Drought Monitor (NDMC)

U.S. Drought Portal (NIDIS)


National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center (CPC)

Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS)

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF)

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)

Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (OTRD)

United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

United States Forest Service (USFS)

United States Geological Survey (USGS)


Palmer Drought Severity Index (NOAA)
Palmer Drought Severity Index

Standardized Precipitation Index (NOAA)
Standardized Precipitation Index (12 months)

Keetch-Byram Drought Index (USFS)
Keetch-Byram Drought Index

Crop Moisture Index (NOAA/USDA)
Crop Moisture Index

Seasonal Drought Outlook (CPC)
Seasonal Drought Outlook

Seasonal Temperature & Precipitation Outlooks (CPC)
Seasonal Outlooks

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